Date: 4th May 2014 at 3:37pm
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A two nil loss to Brentford yesterday not only sees Stevenage down as we all knew, but they go down in bottom place in the league to add insult to injury.

Speaking to the press following the game, manager Graham Westley remained typically bullish about the future.

‘I haven’t enjoyed working with this group because they don’t give their heart and soul to the club. I have made no secret of the fact that I will get it right and they will have a good team that the supporters will be proud of.’

The gaffer goes on to say that he felt we matched Brentford for 75 minutes of the match and players were sticking to the game plan, but as has been typical of the season, the game plan ultimately went ‘out the window’ all too easily for him, and basically when the players needed to dig in he didn’t feel they put enough effort in.

‘We will bounce back next season though, make no mistake of that.’

There were positives from the game for the gaffer to take forward though and one of those was the debut of 17 year old Ryan Johnson who has now taken the honour of being the youngest player to play in our first team.

The youngster is a natural centre back but impressed in his left back role yesterday and Westley told The Advertiser.

‘Ryan had a great debut, he will be pleased and I am chuffed to see him do so well. I thought Ryan was a beacon out there this afternoon. He shone really bright. I thought he was strong, disciplined, he did his job. I thought he looked comfortable.’

It was a youthful day really with further chances for 18 year olds Jo N’Guessan and Fejiri Okenabirhie and you’d expect to see all three play a bigger role next season now.