Westley ready for Mansfield challenge

Boro boss Graham Westley says his team cannot wait to go to Field Mill tomorrow and challenge one of the best home records in the division. The Stags have not lost at home since David Holdsworth took over there in December last year and Westley is desper

Boro boss Graham Westley says his team cannot wait to go to Field Mill tomorrow and challenge one of the best home records in the division.

The Stags have not lost at home since David Holdsworth took over there in December last year and Westley is desperate to bring their run to a halt at the second time of asking having lost 2-1 there on the final day of last season.

"We will hear a lot of talk in the next few days about their great home record but we've got a habit of breaking records," said Westley.

"We don't get fazed by the psychological aspect. We've got a good record in general - we've won four of our last five games.

"We're feeling confident. We know we are going to have to go and earn the points on Saturday but we're going there to win the points, we're not going there to come second."

Westley insists he will not be worrying about his opponents' strengths ahead of the game, instead choosing to focus on how his own side can leave with all three points under their belts on Saturday.

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"I think more importantly we know what we are going to give ourselves rather than worry about what we're going to get from anybody else," he added.

"We're in good form in terms of our defensive record at the moment. The back line is really working hard to keep clean sheets - I think we've only conceded five goals in eight games which is healthy and we need to keep building on that.