Westley targets top-half finish

Stevenage manager Graham Westley insists the only way is up after his side beat fellow strugglers Tranmere 3-1 at Broadhall Way.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 21:27

Graham Westley: Only way is up

Graham Westley: Only way is up

Quick-fire goals from Darius Charles and John Mousinho added to Jimmy Smith's first-half strike as the home side stretched their unbeaten run to four league games.

Curtis Obeng's own goal with two minutes left was nothing more than a consolation for Rovers.

Despite the victory - a third in the last four games - Boro remain in the relegation places but Westley believes that could all soon change.

"We were strong, it was a determined display, we did what we had to do and it was quite convincing on the whole," said Westley, whose team are now just a point from safety.

"I wanted us to play on the front foot and take the game to them and I thought the change worked well. We put them under more pressure and showed more positivity in the way we played.

"Like I keep saying, we knew to be a League One club we need to win a certain number of games. To get into the top half, which is our objective, we've got to win a lot of games.

"We're three wins out of four now which is a good bounce back from the situation we've been in.

"We're not complacent, we know the top sides have nicked results against us and we're hoping that we've made enough improvement in the last two or three games to match another top side on at Preston on Tuesday and this time do better than we've done previously."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

s that Subbuteo's Shaun Wright-Phillips? Crikey, I thought he'd retired. Although I guess 'Only' QPR is like a retirement home.

duckman
The Earl Grey Gossip

C

an we release him in January?

dhirt11
Gerrard: I would leave Anfield

E

xcellent! Not sure if he is any good as a manager (never thought about it) but the 'headbutt in the technical area' and what he said to Pelligrini were just brilliant, it was as if he was trying to recreate the end of the Alan Partridge Xmas special when Alan punched a man in a wheelchair and verbally abused Tony Heirs.

beachend
Football Managers On TV: Alan Pardew

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal not envious of City's star-studded squad

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of City's squad ahead of Sunday's derby.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea team is 'not perfect'

Jose Mourinho says he is content with Chelsea's current position across all fronts but insists they can still improve.

Premier League: European players are suffering loss of street football, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes societal changes and the loss of street football has affected European players..

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property