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15 September 2016

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wycombe Wanderers, Darren Sarll has spoken about the improved form the team are currently in and what he puts it down to.

After a disappointing opening month of the season, two wins in a row to start September has pushed Boro up the table and given the club renewed optimism for the rest of the season.

“It has been a decent couple of weeks. We spoke at the end of August about trying to change the fortunes of our level of performances and winning habit that we didn’t have, but September has started very well so it has been good.

“What they (new signings) have done is they have certainly eliminated any assumption a player might have had that they would play every week. They have added competition for places.

“That is what they have done for us, that has really improved things. It has obviously made the environment a little bit more competitive also.

“We have worked harder. I am very, very simplistic in when things aren’t going well, let’s talk more, let’s work a little harder. That has always been in my DNA so we have worked them harder, talked more and at the moment we are seeing a bit of a lift in performance and results.”

Wycombe haven’t enjoyed their best start to a season but there is absolutely no chance that Sarll will take them lightly.

“The thing is with Wycombe and when you start questioning someone like Gareth Ainsworth who is a highly motivated individual, that motivation spreads to his players.

“They will be absolutely flying out of the traps. That is a dangerous animal when wounded, a Wycombe team. We are going to have be great, we are going to have to be better than last Saturday, we are going to have to be better than Hartlepool at home in order to come back with a point or points.

“But we are in a good place, we feel good about ourselves at the moment. We feel like we are doing some good things, we feel like the players have come on, we feel like we are getting fitter and stronger and the group has still got that wonderful spirit so there is no reason why we can’t go take a point or three points against Wycombe.”

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