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1 March 2017

Darren Sarll says that standards have risen so high that despite winning 4-1 at home to Leyton Orient, the players knew that they were capable of better.

Although clearly a great result, Sarll agreed that it was a performance which had room for improvement.

“Leyton Orient never gave up; they are running for their manager. They made it very interesting and never once stopped trying to get that second goal. I thought at times we were really sloppy and I thought at times we were absolutely brilliant.

“There is a little tinge of disappointment in our performance in that dressing room. I didn’t realise that a year on into my managerial career that I would win 4-1 at home and have a tinge of disappointment in my dressing room afterwards.

“It still gives us a bit of fuel and motivation to go out and work again ahead of a big game Saturday.”

The victory improved our recent form to six wins and a draw from the last seven games and moved us up into the play-off places for the first time this season.

When asked about whether he would be taking a look at the league table, the manager admitted he would but only for a short while.

“I will do now! Of course. I think the table is a reflection of your work and the quality of your players so I will sit there tonight and think ‘that is nice’. It has been just over a year now and we have gone from 21st to 7th. That is quite a nice marker of where we are at.

“People won’t understand on the outside but then all your thoughts go towards Notts County; the game plan, how you are going to prepare and what training sessions you are going to put on.

“That takes over all of that so you don’t sit there on your throne or your high horse thinking how great you are. It is just back to work tomorrow morning and Thursday, Friday will be preparation days ahead of Notts County.”

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