Westley looking forward to Torquay test

Boro boss hopes excellent performances will start yeilding more wins

STEVENAGE boss Graham Westley says his team are desperate to start getting more wins on the board – starting tomorrow against league-leaders Torquay United.

Boro have been unfortunate to register just six points from as many games so far this season with their often dominant performances failing to yield the deserved result on a number of occasions.

But Westley feels strongly that results will begin to go their way if the players maintain their level of dedication in matches and on the training pitch.

“I’m not going to lie – we are not good at not winning,” Westley told The Comet.


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“We are not the sort of people that enjoy not winning. We are not in a happy place at the moment but we are in a very determined place and we will just keep working harder and harder and harder and smarter and smarter and smarter.

“All games are different propositions and you’ve always got to find a good level of performance and the lads have been very unfortunate to post the results that they have so far.

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“We know we haven’t been as clinical as we could have been and we realise we can’t give sides the amount of time we have been giving them and that we need to tighten up a little bit defensively, but what an opportunity we have against the league-leaders Torquay tomorrow.”

Westley will have to do without the services of Chris Beardsley (dislocated shoulder), Darren Murphy (broken leg) and Lawrie Wilson (suspended) although Stacey Long is available again after serving a one-match suspension for his sending-off against Crewe.

Tim Sills started his first match of the season last weekend against Cheltenham and could be in line to face his former club.

Ronnie Henry is also due to make his 250th club appearance for Boro since signing for the club in January 2005.

The Gulls are able to draw on a full squad which also includes new full-back Danny Senda after signing the 29-year-old free agent on Thursday.

They boast one of the best defensive records in League 2 having conceded just three in six games while their top scorer is former Wycombe striker Chris Zebroski who has four goals to his name so far.

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