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DARREN SARLL: "IT'S IMPORTANT WE ATTEMPT TO BEAT WHOEVER IS PUT IN FRONT OF US"

23 July 2016

Speaking after this afternoon's 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, Stevenage manager Darren Sarll agreed it was good for the team to get another win under its belt.

"I think I said in the programme notes that nobody trains all week to lose on a Saturday afternoon so it’s important that the work we do in the week is of a winning nature and it’s important that we attempt to beat whoever is put in front of us. I’m glad we’ve done so today.

"I thought prior to the game I would try and give as many 90 minutes out as I could. I certainly thought more would have 90 but when you actually reflect, especially on the first half, I think the boys had to do a lot of work. 75 minutes for Michael Tonge tonight was 100 minutes in League 2. So I thought we had to react to that and get the right work-to-rest ratio for the games ahead."

Rowan Liburd scored the only goal of the game in the first half but was forced off minutes later. However Darren allayed any fears of a serious injury concern.

"Rowan will be fine," he continued. "We just need to take a bit of sting off him. People forget even though he’s 23, he’s still only in his second real full year of being a professional. So his body has aches and pains that young professional footballers have. 

"We just need to make sure that we take him off his feet for a couple of days and he’ll be fine in the short and medium term."

For the full interview in which Darren talks about Jobi McAnuff’s first Stevenage appearance, his squad and this week’s two first team friendlies against Boreham Wood and St Neots Town, sign up or sign in to Boro Player.

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