Smith revels in Boro form

Wed, 25 Jan 14:20:37 2012

Gary Smith insists he will not be making too many immediate changes after becoming the new manager at Stevenage.

Smith, officially appointed as Graham Westley's successor on Wednesday morning, watched from the stands as Boro came from behind to beat League One play-off rivals MK Dons 4-2 at the Lamex Stadium the previous night.

"It was a fabulous result and everything I've heard about this team really came out in their play," said Smith. "It's a very spirited group and they look like they've got a hell of a lot of character. There's a lot of good quality players and a good balance to the side and I can see why they are in such a confident mood.

"This team is on such a good run, there isn't an awful lot I want to change about the group. I hope I can be a support for some of the guys and point them in a direction if needed but, like I said, there's already a good balance and spirit and I just want to make sure that defenders defend and forwards look nice and bright and are a threat.

"I think this team have got all of those qualities at the moment. I'm sure at some point there's going to be the need for a little tinkering but I am very pleased to be coming into a group who are in such a good vein of form."


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