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29 November 2012

The Stevenage FC website spoke to Darren Sarll today, ahead of the youth side's FA Youth Cup Third Round tie at home to Wigan Athletic this Saturday and he is looking forward to the challenge.

Sarll, Head of Youth at Stevenage FC, said that he was pleased to have got to the third round but that it needn't stop there, and revealed his hopes for a decent crowd for the game.

"The manner of the game is nice, it's being treated like a first team fixture so we're hoping that with it being 3 o'clock [kick off] and being played at the Lamex that we might get a few more people looking at the young players.

"It all adds to the experience of playing almost as a first team player for the lads; it's almost like a first team debut for them."

Stevenage have defeated Luton Town and MK Dons so far in the FA Youth Cup and Sarll admitted that he is "really pleased with how the team has performed" to earn a third round tie. 

Last season upon reaching that stage it was Tottenham Hotspur who came to town and a last-gasp goal broke the hearts of a Stevenage side who were on the brink of a famous draw. 

Of course, the bread and butter is the league campaign and Sarll spoke about how the progression in the cup has helped performances elsewhere.

"The Luton game led to a good performance and another league win and then we had the MK Dons match which delivered a good victory at an impressive stadium" he said.

The game is open to Stevenage fans hoping to see a set of players that may one day break into the first team, and as Gary Smith's side are without a game it is the perfect opportunity for you to feed your footy addiction this weekend. 

Priced at just £5 for adults and £2 for U16s it's a cheap day out and a chance to see our youth team take on a Premier League academy!  

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