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DEADLINE DAY: Sarll looks back on business done

31 August 2017

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With the transfer window closed and no more Deadline Day business to be done, Darren Sarll has reflected on the moves made.

Striker Kyle Wootton and winger Charlie Wakefield both arrived at the club on Thursday afternoon to secure their respective loan deals.

First Team boss, Darren Sarll says that he is pleased with the work done over the past few months.

“I think we have undergone quite a big change at the club this summer. We have brought a lot of players in and a lot of players that fit the particular mould we are looking for.

“We have worked very methodically, bringing lads in consistently across the summer and it has all gone very smoothly.

“Some of the players have already got off to a great start and we are happy with the business done.”

Speaking about today’s earlier arrival of Kyle Wootton from Scunthorpe United, Sarll says he is exactly the type of player he has been after.

“Kyle is a rare breed of player that we have been searching for about 18 months now. A centre forward who can be targeted but also has that combined with athleticism and mobility.

“We have been talking to Scunthorpe and Kyle now for about 9-10 weeks so to get it done on the very last day is great.

“Although he is about four weeks away from being match-fit, we are prepared to wait and know that we have the player in the building.

“Kyle was desperate to come and play and he gives us something totally different to what we have had in my time here. It is not easy to find a player like Kyle so we are delighted he has chosen us.”

Also signed on Deadline Day was Chelsea man, Charlie Wakefield on a season long loan.

“Charlie is a really exciting player and we are really grateful to Chelsea. Their conduct throughout the process has been excellent - very supportive and very player development orientated.

“His pace is absolutely frightening. He will be without doubt the quickest player in our First Team squad. He will get people off their feet and again, bring us a different option that we haven’t had for a while.

“He is a really terrific signing but we have to be delicate because he is a young lad and his body is still evolving, but when he is fit and well, he will be great.

“Charlie was desperate to come and he really pushed this through. All credit to him for that and hopefully it shows the emerging reputation that the club has in working with good young players.”

Another bonus for Stevenage fans with the window shut - key players such as Matty Godden and Ben Kennedy remaining and ready to continue a new season at the club.

Sign up or sign into iFollow to watch both Kyle & Charlie's first full interviews with the club.

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