Stevenage boss Darren Sarll lamented lack of experience after Boro’s 1-0 Swindon Town defeat before ‘lottery’ deadline day

PUBLISHED: 18:08 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:15 31 January 2018

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

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Stevenage boss Darren Sarll said a lack of experience and poor chance creation cost Boro in a 1-0 loss to Swindon Town before ‘lottery’ deadline day.

Boro notched up their first league defeat of the new year after Ollie Banks’ 16th minute header from a corner cost Boro their first home defeat since October, losing 1-0 at the Lamex to Swindon Town.

Speaking after the game, boss Sarll said: “It was an awful football match. They’re got more experience and players who haven’t got that experience can’t manage games.

“I don’t think we were carved open, Tom King didn’t have much to do. Even with a budget three times the size of ours, I don’t think Swindon were very good.

“My biggest disappointment was that the players who had an opportunity to stick their best foot forward didn’t, and the offensive players, when the ball was momentarily on the grass, didn’t show a creative bone in them to try to create.”

Captain Ronnie Henry and Danny Newton had to go off injured with knocks, Henry with a strained glute, as ‘the injury list is getting longer.’

After signing their fourth player of the window, Alex Revell, on Tuesday, Sarll said the transfer deadline day would be a ‘lottery’ and that he was delighted with his signings so far.

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