Date: 16th October 2015 at 5:46pm
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Manager Teddy Sheringham has said that with the fightback we put in in the game against Exeter last week, it’s time for Stevenage to turn the tables on our current league form – take the confidence – and start pulling ourselves up the League Two table.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game against Wycombe Wanderers this weekend, the gaffer explained.

‘It was a lift. I think if we hadn`t had got the goal, it would have been a real kick where no-one likes one but we did. It feels like we got more than a point but at the end of the day, the realisation is that we only got a point. Now we know what it takes after four or five weeks to get something out of the game but it is hard work just to get a point so we need to be even better.’

With relief and delight at full time following Exeter, Sheringham was quick to point out that we remain in the wrong half of the table and that’s something we have to address quickly and that point and the character we showed should be the start of us addressing just that.

‘It is a funny situation; yes I am pleased that they are bubbly and buzzy that they got a point. The goal that went in was a delight for everyone to celebrate but at the same time we are in trouble. We are at the wrong end of the table and we need to get out of it. Getting the right mixture of being upbeat but realistic is what I want. I want us to know that we played well last week in big patches but on the whole it is still not good enough.’

With Armand Gnanduillet making his debut in the match last week following his arrival from Chesterfield, Sheringham again went on to say that he’d been impressed with his efforts on the day and went on to say that his ability to hold the ball up in the final third and be an outlet, and then bring others in to play was a huge reason why we brought him in.

‘He keeps the ball up the end of the pitch where we want to be, that is the first thing. I don`t think we did that well enough in the first ten games of the season. The ball always seemed like it was coming back to our defence. Our defence has been very good but when you keep putting pressure on the defence the way we have – not keeping the ball up the pitch, it was our first thing to address. Bringing Armand in, I feel he gives us that better than what we have had previously and I was quietly pleased with him last week with what he did for us.’

With 18 year old Ben Kennedy penning his new contract, the gaffer went on to credit his growing performances following his summer surgery and praised his desire for getting back fit as quickly as he has done.

‘It did surprise me. I think for him to have come back after being out 10-11 weeks is testament to his character really, that he has just shrugged off what he has had. He is like ‘Yeah I am fit, let`s go!` That is his mentality. ‘Am I playing? Put me in there! I`ll show you what I can do` and I love that.’

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