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Sarll looks forward to Mansfield away

17 November 2017

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  • Sarll on last week’s point against the league leaders…

“I have stated many times that we haven’t taken enough points. We have either been a win or a loss side and we kind of started to go back to that in the month of October.

“But I was obviously pleased with the reaction from the players. They started the game very well; maybe what I didn’t give them credit for straight after the game was how many chances we created.

“I highly respect Kevin and he said after the game that we were the only one team who should have won that - his team should have been 3 behind after 50 minutes.

“I was pleased with the performance, the defensive performance was very good and it looks like Jack King is back in the swing of things.

  • Sarll on it being too early to read too much into the table…

"The top half of the league doesn’t really settle I don’t think until the end of February, because people do their work in January and they have that normal little thrust in February.

“I can remember going into our Boxing Day last year against Cambridge at home and I think we were a point away from 5th, in 9th place and a win would have taken us into the play-offs.

“We lost that day in the last minute and I think we went down to 11th or 12th.

“So it is very much like that in the division we play and it will be like that every year.

“If we can find that consistency where we pick up a point away at Yeovil rather than getting beat 3-0, and we can add that across the course of the season, we would be in such a great place at the end of the year.

“The boys work so terrifically hard. I never catastrophize over these type of situations because the players work so hard, and at the same time, when things are going well, we don’t sensationalise.”

  • Sarll on Mansfield…

“I worked for Steve (Evans) at Rotherham and you can be as opinionated as you want about Steve but he has been very successful.

“In football management, it is about longevity, it is about sustainability, it is about survival and he has been very successful.

"(I expect a game) very similar to last Saturday. A very established group of players with an established manager. They have terrific resources to recruit and Steve has made no bones about it, he has recruited to get promoted and because of that, they have obviously recruited heavily in established, senior players.

“Most of the players are very hard working and very honest and we know we will have to show an awful amount of resilience, like last year when we went there and got a terrific result.

“The young players that day played with real vigour and fearlessness and we got a terrific result. Look, Stevenage expects to win so I don’t expect anything different on Saturday."

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