Stevenage ace Godden gunning for Lincoln

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 December 2017

Matthew Godden celebrates scoring Stevenage's fifth goal against Chesterfield (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Matthew Godden celebrates scoring Stevenage's fifth goal against Chesterfield (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Matt Godden is looking to help Stevenage pick up back-to-back wins when they travel to Lincoln City on Boxing Day.

The striker scored a brace in the 5-1 thrashing of Chesterfield on Saturday as Boro picked up their first win in eight, with the 26-year-old hoping for another victory on Tuesday.

Godden told the Comet: “It’s going to be a difficult game.

“Their style of play is a lot different to Chesterfield but we’ll adapt and go there in high spirits trying to win the game.

“Everyone knows that back-to-back wins in this league can shoot you right up the table.

“We will be going to Lincoln to try and do that. We won’t sit off them, we won’t sit off anyone, so we’ll go there and take the game to them.

“We go to Lincoln and hope to pick up something there as well as against Crawley and Cheltenham. If we can do that we can look back on a good Christmas period.”

Godden is hoping that a good run over Christmas will see Stevenage begin to climb the table towards the play-off places but claims that the club has not set targets for the festive period.

“As a club we don’t set targets over the Christmas period,” he added.

“Obviously the Christmas period is mad with games but I’d like to think this win will set us in the right direction and go on a good run now.

“No one at the football club wants to settle for mid-table.

“Certainly the gaffer with his character, as well as everyone in the dressing room wants to be in the play-offs.

“We’ve set our standards high and we don’t want to settle for anything less.”

The trip to Lincoln City provides a long journey for the Boro on Boxing Day but Godden doesn’t mind, telling the Comet that the post-Christmas Day fixture is his favourite.

“The Boxing Day fixture is my favourite one of the whole year,” last season’s top scorer said.

“A lot of players don’t particularly like the Christmas period but my family, the other half, all know that it is my favourite fixture of the year.

“I think it’s because it’s just after Christmas so everyone is upbeat and up for the game so I’m excited for it.”

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