Boro Player spoke to Darren Sarll after he took charge of the game with Royston Town in the Herts Senior Cup on Tuesday night, and he was disappointed that his side didn’t put on a better display.
The game came after a brilliant victory over Premier League academy Wigan Athletic in the FA Youth Cup Third Round, and the Head of Youth admitted that his side failed to deal with the game after the occasion just three days earlier.
Speaking to Boro Player he said “It was a bit of a fall from grace for a lot of the boys in the group. It was a really interesting one in terms of the motivation to go and play. We didn’t deal with it at all well, it was really disappointing.”
He also spoke about the game as a chance to catch up with some old faces, and in particular Jack Bradshaw – the former Stevenage youngster scored the Crow’s second in the game and Sarll admitted that it was nice to see some old friends.
Looking ahead to the next round of the Youth Cup, which is drawn next week, Darren admitted that he would like to take on “an ex-club” and would prefer it to be played at the Lamex Stadium.
Sarll and his youth players took part in the game after the first team had played a friendly over Reading during the game and in a separate interview he told us that the game was an “excellent opportunity” but said that his team “found it difficult to deal with their direct play and physicality” before continuing “On the night we lacked penetration and realism.”
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