Louis steps into Ant's boots

PUBLISHED: 11:05 05 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:24 06 May 2010

Jefferson Louis

Jefferson Louis

STEVENAGE Boro s latest striking sensation cannot have done too much more to impress his new supporters. Jefferson Louis has scored in both games since joining Boro on non-contract terms last week. The 26-year-old much travelled forward has since signed a

STEVENAGE Boro's latest striking sensation cannot have done too much more to impress his new supporters.

Jefferson Louis has scored in both games since joining Boro on non-contract terms last week.

The 26-year-old much travelled forward has since signed a contract until the end of the season.

Louis has had spells in the Football League for Oxford United and started the current campaign at Bristol Rovers, after playing for arch rivals Woking during the 2004-5 season.

There appears to be no way back for another striker, Anthony Elding, who is still joint top scorer for Boro this season.

After Elding refused to travel to Cambridge United for the Boxing Day defeat for personal reasons (citing an illness to his grandfather), Westley's patience finally snapped with his troublesome striker.

Westley wrote simply in his programme notes before this week's return game against Cambridge: "Stuff Elding. He has let us all down."

And the manager said after this week's home victory: "The lads recovered strongly after their early goal and everyone who watched the game will have enjoyed our three goals.

"We saw good attacking players show fantastic flair and real purpose."

Boro follow Monday lunchtime's ultimately comfortable 3-1 win over the Us with trips to Altrincham (Saturday) and York City (Tuesday night) in the next week.

Their away form has been in marked contrast to their impressive home record.

Nine wins out of 11 at Broadhall Way compares with just two on the road.

And the bid to improve their away blues will have to go ahead without the suspended trio of Ronnie Henry, Rob Quinn and Jon Nurse on Saturday.

They, along with Justin Gregory and David Perpetuini, were all cautioned as Boro came from two goals down to draw at Grays Athletic on New Year's Eve.

With Boro exiting the FA Trophy before Christmas, Westley's men are next in action at home to Southport on January 21 followed a few days later by the midweek visit of old foes Woking.

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