Stevenage travel to Accrington Stanley tomorrow in the final game of the 2015/16 season and caretaker manager Darren Sarll has reiterated his desire to end the campaign on a positive note.
“I want to win because I’ve got the same ego as everyone else that you want to be the one, the winner. I want the players to have that same mentality and they will have that mentality. We’ll go there with as strong a squad as we’ve ever had in my time here, now that players have had good game time. There will be players coming into the side and players going out of the side based on training this week and injuries and fitness and illnesses.
"I’d like to see the same motivation from my group of players because if the club has any real ambition and aspirations, we have to attack these games like it’s us playing for our futures next year or automatic promotion. So why miss an opportunity like that, the opportunity to practice being that team? No stone has been left unturned in trying to make sure we prepare right for this one.”
The Wham Stadium is a sell-out for home fans and anything less than a win for Accrington could see both Oxford and Bristol Rovers leapfrog them to steal the remaining automatic promotion spots. However despite the significance of the game to those three clubs, Darren dismissed any idea that he had to play his strongest side tomorrow.
“No, I’ve got to go there with the side that I think is best. I’m not really too fussed about Oxford or Bristol Rovers or Oxford. I’m not the manager of Oxford or Bristol Rovers so let them take care of themselves and I’ll look after my football team.
“Like I said, I want to be competitive and I want to make sure we put ourselves in the best position to win the football match out of courtesy more to our following and our supporters and the powers that be at my club, that demand wins. We demand wins at this football club so why would I put myself in a position where we don’t?
“If there are changes, there are changes for the right reasons and there are changes that have got the future of the football club in mind. We’ll see, there’s another day’s work yet before I have to make that decision so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”
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Please note ticket sales for Stevenage fans are in-person to The Lamex Stadium shop and sales finish at midday today. This is an ALL-TICKET game so fans should not travel without a ticket.