Date: 12th October 2015 at 5:58pm
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Midfielder Dean Parrett has said he felt Stevenage can take plenty of positives from a proper performance against Exeter in front of the Sky cameras at the weekend.

Having found ourselves disappointingly two nil down on the day, the players rallied and got the scores back to two all, and then despite the hosts adding a third, we managed to claw a point back in injury time.

Goals on the day came from Parrett himself, Kennedy and Whelpdale.

Speaking to the Official Site Parrett admitted that being two down wasn’t exactly welcomed or part of the plan but he felt a lot of positives could be taken from the never say die attitude, and he knows if we can build on that we will definitely kick on this year under our new gaffer Teddy Sheringham.

‘It was great for the spectators, probably four of the best goals you`ll see this weekend! Obviously we are disappointed with the start, going 2-0 down very sloppily but I think we showed great desire and togetherness to get back into the game. We always felt that if we kept it clean after the two goals we would go on and win it but to be fair to the lad he scored an absolute screamer and Whelps has scored an even better one!’

Parrett went on to say that the way the game played out probably didn’t reflect our form because of the endeavour and attitude and it was certainly a match for the neutrals, but he felt there was a lot we should take from it.

‘Obviously we are not on the greatest run at the moment and we needed that. If we didn`t get that goal at the end we would have been really disappointed and I think we probably deserved the draw. Maybe not the win because of the start we had but all in all I think the boys put in a proper performance today. We stuck together, we got some good goals, we worked hard. Even the second goal you can see the desire to get the goal. We didn`t want to get beaten today.’

Scoring his free kick to make it a one goal game att he time, he went on to say that it was luck of the draw taking it with Tom Conlon because both of them can put them away from distance.

Conlon hit the bar later on in the game.

‘It is a difficult one as obviously TC is a great free-kick taker but I just thought it was my side to be fair. We both stay after training and practice them and we both score, so we both believe we can score. He had one the other night when I won one so I thought it was only fair that I took that one!’

It wasn’t three points, but it did bring an end to the run of defeats that we were on and Parrett feels that will be key to confidence now as we look to move up towards the top of the table before the New Year.

‘It is a big confidence booster but we know we have got to work hard now and get back on the training ground. Just because we came here and got a 3-3 draw, it doesn`t mean anything. We want to get better, we want to be challenging for going up. We don`t want to be down in the relegation battle, it isn`t the place to be. I think the boys will take a lot of confidence from today but we will be back on the training ground and trying to get the win Saturday.’

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