Stevenage 'slowly building' says skipper Scott Cuthbert ahead of jam-packed schedule

Scott Cuthbert in action for Stevenage FC

Scott Cuthbert in action for Stevenage during the FA Cup third round match with Swansea City at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Stevenage are set for a strong run of fixtures and skipper Scott Cuthbert says they are more than ready to climb away from the foot of the League Two table.

Boro may have lost 2-0 to Swansea City in the FA Cup third round but the performance once again was full of positives, with the home side unlucky not to at least score against the Championship high flyers.

Danny Newton in action for Stevenage FC

Danny Newton of Stevenage in action during the FA Cup third round match with Swansea City at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

And the 33-year-old centre-half believes that things are beginning to click for Alex Revell's men ahead of nine matches in just over four weeks.

Cuthbert said: "It’s taken a little while for us to get going. We were a bit stop-start with results at the beginning of the season but the last six or seven games have been better. 

"I think the Hull game in the last round [of the FA Cup] was a turning point for us in terms of getting belief back into us.

Arthur Read of Stevenage FC and Jordan Garrick of Swansea City

Arthur Read of Stevenage and Jordan Garrick of Swansea City during the FA Cup third round match at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

"We are slowly building and we’ve had some fantastic results over the last couple of league games. 

"We’ve got some good players and we have brought in some good players that will add to the group. 

Jack Smith in action for Stevenage FC

Jack Smith in action for Stevenage during the FA Cup third round match with Swansea City at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

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"We’re excited about the league season returning [against Tranmere on Saturday] and we still have a good number of games to get points. 

"I’m confident if we play the way we have done, we’re going to pick up a lot of points."

Two of the club's three new signings made their debut in Saturday's contest. Chris Lines started the tie while Luke Norris came off the bench at half-time.

And Cuthbert says they will only prove to be positive additions for the battle ahead.

Chris Lines of Stevenage and George Byers of Swansea City during Stevenage vs Swansea City, Emirates

Chris Lines of Stevenage and George Byers of Swansea City during the FA Cup third round match at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

"They are a welcome boost and they have experience of this league," said Cuthbert. "I’ve played against them, especially Chris Lines and Luke Norris. They are good pros, good additions to the squad and exactly what we need."

The weather is also forecast to be better than it was against Swansea, when a thick layer of freezing fog descended over the Lamex Stadium.

A foggy view of a football game at the Lamex Stadium in Stevenage

The fog closes in during the FA Cup third round match between Stevenage and Swansea City at the Lamex Stadium. - Credit: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Cuthbert revealed there was never a chance of the game being disrupted though.

He said: "I asked the referee after about 65 minutes and asked what would happen if it got worse.

"He said we would have to pause until it cleared up. 

"There was a point where I think he was worried and the players were too but it never affected visibility and you could see the full-length of the pitch."

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