Date: 27th March 2014 at 10:33pm
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Manager Graham Westley has said that everyone will quickly put the Coventry City disappointment behind them and we simply move on to the game this weekend against Port Vale instead.

Stevenage went down one nil in midweek at Sixfields and obviously the gaffer was disappointed as he spoke to the Official Site but he certainly wasn’t going to let it get him down and he didn’t want it to do that to the players either, so focus shifts to our next match and we look to make up for a lack of points on Wednesday by hopefully taking all three next time out.

‘I’m not concerned about our form, I think our performance level has been ok on the whole. I think sometimes you don’t get the rub of the green in any game but over the last eight games we’ve won enough points to push ourselves from having a nine point deficit to having a two point deficit. So, we’re in the shake up now – which we weren’t eight games ago – and what we’ve got to do over the next eight games is do a similar or slightly better amount of work and we’ll be safe. There’s no great panic.’

Westley says what is absolutely key is that the team don’t put themselves under what he calls a ‘ludicrous pressure’ and start thinking that individual games, with so many left and those points to play for, decide our fate overnight.

Even at this stage it has to be long term and patient, and if one game doesn’t go your way, you look to make it up in the others and have confidence that you can do just that and that has been his focus back in training as we prepare for the next match.

‘We’ll go into the weekend believing we can win it. We won’t go into a game between now and the end of the season that we can’t win and every game is going to be up to us on the day to win.’

Attitude is certainly right, have to hope that becomes points and it goes without saying that the sooner we get those points the better.