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13 April 2017

Darren Sarll says that nothing has changed in terms of the team’s usual post and pre-match preparations despite the defeat to Colchester on Saturday.

The boss believes that it is important to learn from negative experiences and feels that it has served his side well throughout the season.

“We need to learn why it happened and that is the great thing about the season so far. We have learned, yours truly included, we learn as the season evolves and if you can learn and move forward whilst things are happening, then you are ok.

“We looked at Colchester. We made sure we did our work on that, why it happened and if it was presented again, how we would deal with it differently. That set us up obviously looking to the Morecambe game and we did our normal work there.

“It was a normal process for us really.”

Tomorrow’s opponents, Morecambe have struggled in the league recently but Sarll is a big fan of the job manager Jim Bentley has done.

“I always speak very highly of Jim Bentley and I think when you have got good men at the top of the organisation you ultimately get a decent product on the pitch.

“What he does at Morecambe is nothing short of a miracle year on year. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves.

“The nature of the club that they will go through real peaks and troughs but they are a good side.

“We give everyone we play a lot of respect and it isn’t any different this week.”

With just five games to go, Stevenage are in the thick of the play-off race and have it all still to play for.

Sarll says that he has seen good things from the players in training and expects them to come out firing tomorrow afternoon.

“The demand for winning is just incredible here. We have just got to try and retain our form and carry on improving.

“Not many people stand still in this league. They watch, they analyse and they work very, very hard. They soon suss you out and put up blockades to stop the work you are doing and then you have to go again.

“I have seen a lot of hunger in training this week obviously after Saturday and the one thing I always say about this group of players I have got is that they always respond.

“They run very hard for me, they run very hard for each other and they have got a great desire to be successful.”

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