Defeat away to Blackpool in October will fire Stevenage into a far better performance says skipper Carl Piergianni.

Boro went down to a 3-0 loss on the Fylde coast on a rare day this season where they were not at their best.

The skipper knows that only too well and says the Tangerines' visit to Hertfordshire not only coincides with a chance to put that right, but also start adding to their five wins from 12 league games at the Lamex.

Piergianni said: "We've not picked up some of the three points that we should have done. 

"Earlier on in the season, we were conceding goals and making mistakes later on in games that cost us. 

"But we haven't lost many and it's important now that we jump right back on it. 

"We've got five home games out of seven this month and if we can get our home form back to where it was last year, then then we'll be right back in with a shout. 

"We back ourselves at home but it’ll be a tough game, like we had at their place. 

"They beat us well at their place, and we had an off day, but there's no chance that will happen again. 

"We'll be more than up for it this weekend and we'll be very confident going into it. 

"They're a good side, but we're more than capable of getting a win.

"We just need to go and play with how we know we can play and put our game on them."

They go into the contest lying seventh in the table and one place outside of the League One play-offs.

Blackpool are the side directly below them too, three points adrift but having played two games more.

But Boro head into it on the back of a 3-2 victory at Wigan Athletic and that has filled the camp with huge belief.

The skipper said: "We took a lot of confidence off the away win at Wigan and we've had a good week of preparation and a good week of training ready for Saturday. 

"We showed great character at Wigan, didn't we? We went behind twice and to come back at a place like that and still win the game just showed exactly what character we've got and the strength in depth we now have. 

"People came off the bench and made an impact. It was a real team performance, so we were buzzing. 

"Craig [MacGillivray] was great and I thought he did really well.  

"He was assured and confident and it's nice to have two keepers that are right at the top of their game who can come in at any time. 

"Obviously we had the situation last year where Taye ended up getting injured and we struggled for keepers for the rest of the season.  

"That strength in the depth is going to be really key going into the last [few months]."

And the match at the Lamex marks the first since Boxing Day, and it is long overdue for players and spectators alike says the 31-year-old.

And he believes the crowd could be crucial.

"I hope so," said the skipper. "We've had some great atmospheres there already and we need it this Saturday. 

"We need that little extra bit of edge from the fans. I'm sure they'll be there in numbers. 

"And I'm sure they're looking forward to the run-in just as much as we are."