The Opposition View: Stevenage

Last updated : 13 April 2015 By Jim Bonner

What's your assessment of Stevenage's season as it nears its conclusion?

Pretty pleased We started slowly but have picked up since Christmas. The aim at the start of the season was to arrest the decline that had set in the previous couple of years and that's happened. We're looking good for a play-off place which is a massive bonus too.

Who are the key players in this current Boro side?

Definitely a team effort but I'd say Dean Parrett and Charlie Lee. Parrett makes us tick, if he'd not missed the start of the campaign with injury he'd be an absolute shoe-in for our player-of-the-season award. Lee's our leading scorer, was comfortably our best performer until he hit an indifferent bit of form in the last couple of months but on his day a massive threat. 

What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of your team?

Our fans probably won't thank me for strengthening a previously false reputation but in recent times we've proved to be a real threat from set pieces. Until Saturday we hadn't scored a goal from open play for over a month! 

Our biggest weakness is probably the way we start the second half, don't know what Westley says to them at half time but he should definitely have a re-think! 

Do you think Andy Awford leaving Pompey will have any impact on tomorrow's game?

I hope not! Can't imagine it'll have a negative impact for yourselves so can only hope it'll make no difference!

What kind of match can we expect at Broadhall Way?

The pitch isn't in the best shape so doesn't always make for a great game of football so to speak. You can probably expect us to come out of the blocks quite strongly but not fully capitalise on the pressure or chances created, then do the complete opposite at the start of the second half!

That, and a Matt Tubbs goal. I can remember goals for Salisbury, Crawley, Bournemouth and Wimbledon against us in recent times.

Predict the outcome of the game.

2-1 Boro win.