Stevenage seeking consistency ahead of Huddersfield Town trip

LAWRIE WILSON says consistency is the key as Stevenage seek a first win in five games against Town tomorrow.

LAWRIE WILSON says consistency is the key as Stevenage seek a first win in five games against Town tomorrow.

The flying winger wants the team to replicate their first-half display at AFC Wimbledon in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday and the second-half showing against Scunthorpe in League I last Saturday.

“We need to produce for a full 90 minutes,” said the 24-year-old former Colchester player, who put his side in front against Wimbledon but missed during the 4-3 penalty shoot-out defeat which followed a 2-2 draw.

“We gave away a lot in the second half which is something we need to nip in the bud as it invites pressure on you.

“We need to take the confidence from the first half and from the second half of the Scunthorpe game and build on that.”

Manager Graham Westley, left, is without recently-signed striker Don Cowan and midfielder Rob Sinclair, who have knee injuries.

He is set to recall experienced former Milwall keeper Chris Day after giving Alan Julian a run-out against Wimbledon.

The former Gillingham stopper was among five close-season signings made by Westley in the wake of the 1-0 win over Torquay in the League II play-off final at Old Trafford.

Former Bristol City striker Guy Madjo arrived after spells in China and Albania, along with defender Phil Edwards (Accrington), midfielder Jennison Myrie-Williams (St Johnstone) and winger Robin Shroot (Birmingham).

Stevenage, who won the Blue Square Premier title in 2009-10 and lifted the FA Trophy in both 2007 and 2009, have also brought in midfielder Josh Walker on loan from Watford for his second spell with them.

Four-goal top scorer for the Hertfordshire side is former Kettering frontman Chris Beardsley while ex-Newport striker Craig Reid has chipped in with three.

 

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