Darren Sarll has spoken positively about today’s management team shake-up that has seen Glenn Roeder join his staff as a Managerial Advisor.
With just 9 games to go until the end of the season, Sarll says he welcomes the extra help.
“Glenn has come in as a bit of a mentor to me, as an advisor to the management team and staff but also to be in a capacity of helping the players and working with the players as well.
“He will be a massive help with his advice and support from now and until the end of the season.
“I am not naive to think I am not a young or inexperienced manager. To work with someone with experience who has been through the same sort of things I am going through at the moment - sleepless night, lots and lots of thinking around the team, lots and lots of work away from the training pitch, lots of work on the training pitch - to be able to look to someone who has been there, seen that and has had to go through that is of great support to me.
“Feedback is something I take on-board a lot. I want to learn and I want to be as good for the football club as I can be, so anyone that can help me in that direction will be of great use to the club and me.”
With injuries in central midfield to the likes of Charlie Lee, Steven Schumacher and David McAllister, experienced midfielder Bradley Pritchard was brought in this week and Sarll says he is delighted to have got his man.
“He is someone that I have always known about. Someone I watched come out of non-league and go into Charlton and the friends I have at Charlton Athletic have always spoken very highly of him whilst he was there.
“I thought he was outstanding against us earlier on in the season at Orient and he is always someone I never thought I would get the opportunity to bring to the football club. He has always been pretty much a mainstay at whichever club he has been at and when the opportunity came to take Bradley, it was a no brainer.
“He brings a real good experience to us but the obvious thing with Bradley is his enthusiasm to the game always stands out. Also his ability to get around people, be athletic and committed into challenges and confrontation. He is a massive signing for me and I am delighted to have brought him in.”
Stevenage face a stern test at promotion chasing Oxford United tomorrow but Sarll has only one thing in his mind.
“They are a good side. The last four games we could have had the same conversation about the last four opponents we have played. It is another decent side but it is another League Two team. Let’s go and try beat them. I don’t know how many times I have to say it but I will always think that way.
“Last week I thought that way and at 2-0 up the positivity around that thought process and preparation is backed up and supported. Obviously at 95 and a half minutes you feel a little bit different but you move on.”
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