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6 February 2016

Darren Sarll was left frustrated after Boro went down 1-0 to Crawley as a first half goal from the visitors was enough to take the win back to West Sussex.

Stevenage struggled to break down a stubborn Crawley side and Sarll says that we just lacked the necessary quality on the ball.

“That is probably my biggest disappointment today – I selected a team full of very, very good footballers and as you could see second half, I thought we needed to do better with the ball.

“We had so much of the football and we had an opportunity to attack, attack, attack and I felt that there were massive signs where we need to go and improve on the training pitch.

“They gave everything they had, we lacked quality today. That is where we have to go and work on the training pitch. We have got to make sure that offensively we have got a lot more penetration to us. Too many oohs and aahs, too many half chances and not enough clinciality in our work in and around the box.

“Combine that with the fact that Crawley had a certain organisation about them, I thought we should have been a lot better.

“We have to find that click between mentally being right, technically being confident and composed and tactically having an organisation that suits us to win. You have got to combine all three.”

It is a quick turnaround for Boro as a Tuesday night trip to Hartlepool is up next and Sarll says there are two important days of training ahead.

“We have got to be very, very clear minded now. I think you can be emotionally unintelligent if you aren’t careful. 

"So let’s go away, I’ll review it, I will watch the game again, Terry and I will make some decisions tomorrow and we will try and get the best work into the players Sunday, Monday to improve us. 

"I want to make sure that we consistently improve, continually improve whilst I am where I am in this club.”

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