Smith hails revamped Stevenage
Lucas Akins’ first-half penalty settled matters, with a header
from Latics centre-half James Tarkowski falling short of goalkeeper
Alex Cisak, who brought down Marcus Haber.
Smith, who has brought in 11 new players this summer, is happy
with the way they have knitted together after the Boundary Park
victory made it seven points from a possible nine.
“Winning anywhere at this time of the year is a positive and a
confidence boost for the team,” he said. “To do so away, as we have
done twice in the space of four days, is a real shot in the
“Slowly and surely the group, which has been predominantly put
together in the summer, is starting to show some very good
“We have started decently but nobody is getting excited in our
changing room as we still have an awful lot to do with a small
squad, which I am hoping to add to if the right players become