Boreham Wood boss: “We’re going to Wembley to win a game of football”


Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard says his team will not be going to Wembley simply to make up the numbers.

As with last year, Rovers will be expected to win the play-off final, but we all know it’s just not that straight forward. Instead, Rovers fans will be expecting a long and stressful afternoon again under the arch as Micky Mellon tries to succeed second time around at the national stadium.

Boreham Wood will provide the opposition, and their manager Luke Garrard has stated that they aren’t going there simply to make up the numbers.

Speaking to Boreham Wood TV following their play-off semi-final win at Sutton on Sunday, Garrard said:

“I’m hopeful that we can finish the job because that will be our aim. We’re not going to Wembley to make up the numbers for an occasion – that’s not in any way, shape or form what we’re doing.

“We’re going there to win a game football and to make sure that we give ourselves a chance to get to League Two.

“We know what Tranmere offer. We know how good they are, the personnel they have, the way they play.

“Look at Ginnelly yesterday, look at Cole, look at Norwood and Cook. They’re proper, proper players. They’ve been there, seen it and done it.

“They tasted Wembley last year. I imagine they’re going to bottle up all of that anger, frustration and upset from last year and focus themselves on trying to get a win on Saturday.

“But like I say, we’re not going to make up the numbers. We’re not going for an occasion. I want to go there and prepare to put on a performance against Tranmere for the travelling fans and get close to…or get in to League Two.”

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