Stevenage won't sit back against the Chairboys

PUBLISHED: 15:17 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:17 08 February 2017

Matt Godden

Matt Godden

Danny Loo Photography 2016

Matt Godden expects this Saturday's match at home to Wycombe Wanderers to be an entertaining encounter between two sides both seeking the full three points.

Boro’s 14-goal striker, whose brace sank Crawley Town on Saturday, believes it’s not in boss Darren Sarll’s DNA to ask his side to soak up the pressure against the in-form Chairboys.

Wycombe have only lost once in the league in their last 10 matches, although they did go down 2-1 at Coventry City in the EFL Trophy midweek.

And with Stevenage themselves having won back-to-back matches in the league for the first time since November, and having landed their first home clean sheet last time they were at the Lamex against Grimsby a fortnight ago, Godden believes this weekend’s match will see his side go for the jugular.

“Wycombe are a good side and one of the in-form teams in the league and they’ll come here with a gamplan and they’ll try to stop us, but we’ll look to counter that,” Godden told the Comet.

“We’re on a high and we’ll take the game to them.

“We don’t like to sit back and it’ll be a good game. The gaffer’s philosophy, whether it’s home or away, is to try to take the game to the opposition.”

Saturday’s win at Crawley, which saw Boro bounce back from 1-0 down with Godden scoring in the 76th and 95th minutes to bring about fantastic celebrations both on and off the pitch, sees Boro 14th in the League Two table, just six points off the play-offs.

A win on Saturday could see Stevenage move into the top 10 before struggling Cheltenham Town come to the Lamex on Tuesday.

“Saturday was a big three points for us and I thought that we thoroughly deserved it,” Godden said.

“Over the course of the game we controlled large parts of it.

“It’s important to get back-to-back wins and it means that we can start moving up the table.

“We’re right there or thereabouts and we know where we want to end up at the end of the season.”

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