Date: 27th October 2014 at 10:25pm
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Manager Graham Westley has said that the verbal exchange that saw Dean Parrett nigh on immediately substituted in the game against Burton has now been settled amicably.

Speaking to the Hertfordshire Mercury Westley explained that he didn’t feel Parrett was showing enough commitment in the game, although he explained that with regards to his recovery from injury, and Parrett had admitted once tempers had calmed that it was the right decision to bring him off after 20 minutes of the game having gone.

‘Deano is coming back from an operation, he has got issues in terms of feeling his knee, and feeling his body. I don’t think there was enough commitment in what he was doing. Sometimes that can be a player telling you he’s not feeling quite right, sometimes you have got to read into the situation, and I think he was telling me he wasn’t physically right to go and put in the sort of performance it was going to take to win. I rested him and I’m sure he won’t feel great about it. But he has been honest in there and said it was deserved. He’s a strong character and I’m sure he’ll bounce back from it.’

With that issue in the game being dealt with, the manager went on to explain that he couldn’t fault the players for their showing that resulted in on loan Charlie Adams’ deflected effort just as we headed into the final five minutes of the game giving us all three points and the win, and the manager was also pleased with the clean sheet and the run of home wins that we are starting to pick up.

‘Clean sheets have always been a hallmark of Stevenage, so have winning at home, and I think that’s four wins in five at home. It’s good to be back to a clean sheet, it’s good to be back to winning at home, and we have just got to keep building – something is emerging.’

Westley goes on to say that he can see the confidence returning to the players and that’s starting to show in our performances and our determination at points during games now and with players returning from injury and building themselves up, plus the options and the performances of those on loan, he feels we are starting to get to a good place now but of course we’ve got to keep building on.