Keith Curle says his team must fight for their right to play football at the Lamex Stadium this weekend.
Previous trips to Stevenage have highlighted that it is a difficult place to play a passing game but the Magpies will not revert to a long-ball approach.
Having put in an entertaining, passing display against Shrewsbury on Boxing Day, Curle wants the team to have the confidence to play football their way against a Boro outfit that will do everything they can to cramp their style.
“The word ‘bravery’ in football can sometimes be misconstrued, bravery is being prepared to make decisions – the right decisions,” Curle told Magpie Player.
“That means not hiding and not having the belief in the convictions of how you want to play the game.
“We did that against Shrewsbury and in the first half especially we totally dominated the game.”
He continued: “Stevenage will be physical and they’ll have a no nonsense attitude to their play.
“They’ll try to get a foothold in the game and try to disrupt us.
“We’ve got to prepared to go there, match them and go toe-to-toe with them and then earn our right to play football.”
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