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28 October 2016

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Mansfield Town, Darren Sarll reflected on the previous weekend’s defeat to the hands of unbeaten Carlisle United.

Having put so much into the game, Sarll says he felt for his players after the final whistle.

“I thought it was a really good performance and I came away frustrated and a little bit heartbroken actually for the players.

“The players had tried their absolute hardest, it was a good product out on the pitch and there were some academy and young players out on the pitch.

“I thought they represented the football club well and ultimately, if we all dig deep, the biggest thing we all want is a group of people working for a common goal, in one direction and I think the players did that Saturday.”

The defeat leaves Boro languishing towards the bottom of the table but Sarll believes it is too early to draw any conclusions about where the season is heading.

“We have got a lot of the season ahead of us and we are showing that promise and signs that we can still make this a good season. It only takes a few wins to bump yourself up and everyone’s moods changes.

“We just need to make sure now we cement our place amongst the group of teams that we really want to consider ourselves against.”

This weekend’s opponents, Mansfield Town come into the game on a six game unbeaten run and Sarll admits that he has been impressed by Stags boss, Adam Murray.

“I have lots of admiration for the manager. I was very impressed with his side last year in particular and when I was a first team coach, I did cast an eye over Mansfield quite a lot because I quite enjoyed what he was trying to achieve there.

“They have got a good side, very established and they have got a lot of senior players. They run for the manager and we know that going to Mansfield is a difficult place in terms of the environment and the atmosphere that they produce there.”


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