Stevenage boss Darren Sarll on Mansfield Town

PUBLISHED: 14:27 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 17 November 2017

Darren Sarll has been previewing Boro's trip to Mansfield Town in SkyBet League Two. Pic Danny Loo

Darren Sarll has been previewing Boro's trip to Mansfield Town in SkyBet League Two. Pic Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

CometSport paid a visit to Bragbury End to hear Stevenage boss Darren Sarll has been saying this week as he previews Stevenage’s trip to play Steve Evans Mansfield Town.

Read the transcript of his preview of the game and his wider views on the Sky Bet League Two 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.”

With thanks to Stevenage FC

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