David Stephens is targeting nothing less than three points against York
David Stephens believes that a lot of positives can be taken from the 0-0 draw with Port Vale as the Bees head to York City on Saturday.
The Minstermen currently sit 17th in the Npower League Two table and with just eight points separating them from the Bees it is sure to be yet another tense affair.
Speaking ahead of the long trip up north Stephens reiterated his desire to take all three points and build upon last week’s impressive display.
“We are coming off the back of a good draw against Port Vale and even though it could have been a win but we can take a lot of positives into the game against York City.
“We have worked hard this week and we will go through some more tactics before the game but we will definitely go on the front foot and go for the win.”
Last time out York City secured a 1-3 win over the Bees at Underhill but Stephens insists that the team they will face on Saturday will pose a very different proposition.
“I was not here when we played York the first time around but we were very inexperienced from what I have heard so you cannot read too much into that.
“We have a few experienced faces here now and we are playing with a lot of confidence so hopefully we can come away with a positive result.”
The 21-year-old’s regular partner at the back has been Andy Iro and even though he has now returned to Stevenage he does not expect it to have a detrimental effect on the team.
“It is obviously disappointing to see him go but I would not think it would have too much of an effect as there are players on the fringes waiting to come in and make an impact.
“You never know the manager may bring someone else in, we will just have to wait and see.”
Stephens, who saw an effort ruled out last weekend, also explained that the mentality at the club has changed and that they now believe they can beat anyone.
“It was disappointing to see it chalked off not just because it was me who scored but because I honestly believe we deserved the three points.
“We had heard a lot of good things about Port Vale and with the exception of the last 15 minutes we dominated, the mentality at the club has changed and now we believe we can beat anyone.