Stevenage FC boss Darren Sarll talks transfers with new signing ‘hopefully announced by tomorrow’

PUBLISHED: 17:25 24 August 2017

Darren Sarll speaks to The Comet at the training ground press conference.

Darren Sarll speaks to The Comet at the training ground press conference.

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Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll was talking transfers at this afternoon’s press conference.

The Boro boss has already made 11 new additions to his squad this summer, but he is not done there.

Sarll told the Comet he expects a new signing to arrive at the Lamex Stadium in the coming days, with the 34-year-old hopeful of making further additions before the transfer window closes.

“We are in a good position to hopefully announce a new signing by tomorrow,” he said.

“Let’s hope it gets over the line today and we can announce it tomorrow. I am hoping that before the window closes that one more comes in.

“We are very sound in financially and in our planning so we are able to do something if it arises. It may be one, maybe two, maybe three.”

Despite a raft of new arrivals this summer, Sarll has remained calm throughout and was full of praise for chairman Phil Wallace and head of recruitment Leon Hunter.

Sarll said: “We are quite methodical here, working with Leon Hunter and the chairman we always leave ourselves a bit of room to do something surprising if it presents itself.

“When you work at Stevenage it has to present itself. It’s not something you can fish or forage for, you have to wait.

“For me, the transfer window has always been quite calm because we work methodically and we have really good people in the right places that guide and shape our recruitment.

“As I said, the chairman is very supportive of what myself, Leon and Glenn Roeder want to present and what we want to do moving forward.

“We are always ready if one comes up late.”

Recent reports have linked both Matt Godden and Ben Kennedy with moves away from Boro, but Sarll is adamant that the club’s ‘enormous’ valuation must be met if his star players are to leave.

“Football is a business and as every manager will say, the valuation has to be met,” he said.

“That valuation isn’t going to be small just because we are Stevenage. It’s going to be reflective of the contribution of the player.

“When you talk about Kennedy, Godden and Pett, what’s their contribution to Stevenage? Enormous.

“Those valuations are enormous with it and quite rightly so. Their contributions, work ethic and worth to us is great.”

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