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11 November 2016

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game at home to Yeovil, Darren Sarll says that Tuesday’s resounding win against Southend has given him and his staff plenty to chew on over the past couple of days.

Sarll made eight changes for the Checkatrade Trophy clash and after a 4-0 victory, Sarll hinted that many of the players staked a claim for a starting spot tomorrow.

“I don’t think they are headaches. It certainly provoked a lot of discussion this week amongst staff. We have had hours of discussion about the team on Saturday and we will obviously continue that after today’s training session.

“No matter how well planned you are, how strategic you think you are, when you have one more training session ahead of you, you have a potential problem in front of you.

“What the players did on Tuesday night was give me a source of discussion and provoked my thinking.

“But what they ultimately did - and let’s make sure we keep our feet on solid ground here - is they did their job. I don’t pay them to do anything but that. Their job is to win games for Stevenage Football Club and to play in a manner in which we prepare and encourage on a daily basis.”

Tomorrow’s opponents come into the game on the back of a seven game unbeaten run including six clean sheets.

Although Sarll knows Yeovil are on a hot streak and playing well, he is encouraged by the recent form shown by his side.

“Yeovil will come, they will be very competitive, very resilient, very compact, well coached and prepared. I went to watch them on Wednesday night at Reading in the Checkatrade and enjoyed the game and enjoyed watching how he is trying to put a strategy down at his football club.


“They are all tough games and we have to make sure we are at our best. I think we are on a decent run of form ourselves. In the last five we have won three and lost two, I don’t think that is bad form.

“I can’t think in the short term of our last poor performance and we aren’t due one. What I see in training, what I saw on Tuesday, we are actually due to be improving all the time. Saturday is another chance to improve our home form and get a good win in-front of our supporters who deserve a win.

“I just want to make sure we give our supporters something to go home proud about.”


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