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3 January 2017

Despite a narrow defeat away at Doncaster on Monday, Darren Sarll was pleased with his side’s efforts against the league leaders.

It took until the 84th minute for Rovers to find the breakthrough and Sarll was glad to see a reaction from the previous game.

“As furious as I was two days ago with defeat and basically a very, very poor performance, I think the players today have made the travelling support proud to be part of Stevenage.

“The way they applied themselves, stuck together and their organisation was good. Despite my poor view of the goal, it is probably a little bit of a fortuitous one.

“I thought their application and commitment was admirable. I want to win, I desperately want to win but I want to win because my players show the type of human quality that they showed today.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t win today but they certainly showed a lot of human qualities about them.”

The manager admits that the team are a bit off the likes of Doncaster in the upper reaches of the division, but says he won’t stop working to get us there.

“They get good support here, it is a good club. In League Two this is an absolutely monster and we are a little bit of a scruffy, shabby goal off. We haven’t been really cut open; I thought our shape was good defensively.

“We are a team that sort of prowls and perches on the edge of the clubs like Doncaster in League Two. Whatever happens, whilst I am manager and Glenn Roeder works with me, we won’t rest on our laurels and accept that.

“We will keep trying to push Stevenage are far as we can and today, no one can say the players haven’t pushed themselves to their absolute limits.”


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