Youngsters like Harry Draper given chance to impress for Stevenage in pre-season

Harry Draper of Stevenage FC

Harry Draper celebrates after scoring for Stevenage in their pre-season friendly at St Albans City. - Credit: DANNY LOO

Stevenage's squad may have grown slightly through the summer but manager Alex Revell says there is still opportunities for players who have progressed through the club's academy.

A number of them appeared through the course of last season and one of them, Harry Draper, did his chances no harm at all in pre-season, scoring the winning goal in back-to-back 1-0 friendly wins at Hitchin Town and St Albans City.

The Boro boss says he still has plenty of work to do but 

He said: "He’s scored two but he needs to improve in other areas so he has to work really hard. 

"We have other players, who have been brought in to score goals for us, who we need to get back into the side and get games. 

"But he’s doing what we’re asking him to do and he’s working hard and in pre-season, you want people to stand up and be counted. 

"He’s showing us what he’s got, especially in front of goal, and it’s worthy of praise."

Mackye Townsend-West of Stevenage FC

Mackye Townsend-West in action for Stevenage during the friendly with Crystal Palace. - Credit: DANNY LOO

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Alfie Williams, Mackye Townsend-West, Sam Dreyer and Yasin Arai are among the others to feature prior to the season's start.

Yasin Arai of Stevenage FC

Yasin Arai in action for Stevenage during the friendly with Crystal Palace. - Credit: DANNY LOO

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