Smith - Game on
Gary Smith says Stevenage are 'in the game well and truly' after a goalless stalemate with Sheffield United in their play-off first leg.
Last Updated: 11/05/12 10:39pm
Stevenage manager Gary Smith says his side are 'in the game well and truly' after a goalless stalemate with Sheffield United in their League One semi-final first leg.
Craig Reid came the closest to breaking the deadlock but his first-half shot was pushed onto the bar by United keeper Steve Simonson.
Smith is now looking forward to taking on the Blades at Bramall Lane on Monday, where they drew 2-2 on 28th April to dent their opponents' automatic promotion push.
"Ultimately we didn't make enough clear-cut chances to win the game," Smith told Sky Sports 1HD, adding he has belief his side can win the tie and face either Huddersfield or MK Dons in the final at Wembley on 26th May.
"Of course (we can win it), why not? We scored two goals up there two weeks ago.
"The emphasis is on Sheffield now. Like I said, they'll feel like they're in the box seat but we've scored two goals (at Bramall Lane), we've played well.
"It'll be an atmosphere where they'll be under pressure and if we can get a goal early on - it's half-time - we're in the game well and truly.
"And I think it's now about the team that shows the character and the drive and maybe that little bit of clinical edge that's going to be the difference."