"It's always a tough place to go, it's open and it's a long journey so it's psychological as well as physical"

Recent Stevenage signing Ben Chorley spoke to the Comet ahead of his side's League One match against Carlisle at Brunton Park on Saturday afternoon, centre-half Chorley expecting a tough encounter:

“It’ll be a tough game; I’ve been up there this season previously and got a good result. They went through a bit of a bad time but I think they’re back at it now. The manager [Greg Abbott] is good there, he likes them to pass the ball and it’s always a tough place to go, it’s open and it’s a long journey so it’s psychological as well as physical. As long as we get that right and we prepare right I’m sure we’ll get the right result.

“The boys were up for it at training Monday, we worked hard then we were straight in, I thought we came out the blocks well on Tuesday against Notts County and we looked nice and fit, raring to go and hopefully that can continue now to Carlisle and Brentford [on Tuesday].”

 

 

In team news for the 'Boro tomorrow they look to have just one player missing through injury, with Jon Ashton absent for the rest of the season having ruptured his Achilles in training two weeks ago, the centre-back having only just returned to action following a previous Achilles problem. In other news at the Lamex meanwhile, veteran striker Patrick Agyemang today joined League One strugglers Portsmouth on loan for a month.

 

 

The referee for tomorrow's match is Nigel Miller from Consett in County Durham and he will be assisted down the lines by another man from that area in Barry Gordon from Chester-le-Street, alongside David Richardson from the West Riding FA. Meanwhile the fourth official is Tom Rogers from Darlington.