Poor run’s affecting skipper Ron home life
STEVENAGE head into today’s League Two clash with Exeter City in poor form and captain Ronnie Henry is more desperate than most to turn things round after admitting the bad run is beginning to affect his personal life.
Boro have lost their last five games in all competitions, the latest defeat a 2-1 reverse against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Wednesday.
They head to St James Park today trying to secure a first win since September 5 and defender Henry admits it’s time they upped their game.
“I am just really disappointed at the moment – someone like myself, I don’t just go home and switch off,” said Henry.
“I think a lot during the evening and it affects my home life because I love this football club and I love winning football games.
“We have got a long time to recover from this, it’s not like it is the end of the season. But we need to get this knuckled down right now, starting away at Exeter.We need to stop talking about things we should be doing, we need to do it.”
Stevenage have scored just 11 league goals but boss Teddy Sheringham could give a debut to new striker Armand Gnanduillet – the former Ivory Coast Under-20 international joined on loan from Chesterfield on Friday.
Exeter will be without forward Will Hoskins following the back spasm he suffered last week, although veteran left-back Jamie McAllister and midfielder Ryan Harley should be available after recovering from hamstring and thigh injuries respectively.
The Grecians have won just one of their last five matches and after losing the Devon derby to Plymouth on Tuesday night, striker Tom Nichols insists things must improve to find joy against Stevenage.
“The lesson we have got to learn is that you have got to play better than we did on Tuesday,” said Nichols. “We have got to raise our game and I’m sure we will do that on Sunday.”
A series of mental health initiatives will be the focus of the One Game One Community designated match.