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

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

FA back Prince Ali to stand against Blatter for FIFA presidency

The Football Association has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Transfer news: Chelsea close to deal for Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with Fiorentina for winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Sky sources.

Brendan Rodgers: Daniel Sturridge can shine new light on revamped Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers expects the imminent return of "reference point" Daniel Sturridge to help Liverpool push for a top-four place.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company