Westley wants players to ‘dig deep’ for points

Graham Westley. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Graham Westley. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss says it is difficult to win games with a squad that is stretched

Graham Westley says Stevenage will have to ‘dig very, very deep’ to climb up the League 1 table.

Despite recent successes in cup competitions, Boro have lost their last two League 1 matches having gone down 2-0 at Wolves at the start of the month before Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Rotherham United.

Speaking about the need to improve, Westley said: “I think we know that we are on a difficult path, a difficult journey.

“I’ve said it very consistently that our front line 11 is capable of beating anyone in this league. There is no question about that. You take players out of our front line 11 and you start digging into our squad and we know it’s thin.

“We had a 16-year-old boy on the bench [against Rotherham, Ryan Johnson] and that shows where we’re at as a football club.

“It’s not easy; it’s very, very difficult to win games at League 1 level when your squad is being used when it is thin and we’re going to have to dig very, very deep and make sure that we keep improving to make sure we get the points that we need to move up the table.”