Luton Town v Stevenage preview

Darren Sarll on the sidelines.

Darren Sarll on the sidelines. - Credit: Archant

Stevenage FC will look to do the club and the town proud as they head to derby rivals Luton Town on Saturday looking to extend their fine form.

Darren Sarll’s men are unbeaten in eight League Two games, with seven wins and a draw, which has led to Sky Bet Manager and Player of the month nominations for the boss and the club’s leading scorer Matt Godden.

Ahead of the trip to Kenilworth Road, which sees the fifth-placed hosts take on their sixth-placed play-off rivals, Sarll said: “It [the game] has come at a serious time really, but whenever you play a derby you have to try and dedicate your performance to your supporters.

“This time last year we were say 19th/20th and we were playing Luton in 12th I think, but the rivalry was still hot and as firey as it will be Saturday.

“It’s important you do your club proud, you do your town proud, you give it everything you have got, as we have done, and I know the men will do and put on as good a performance as we can.


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“It’s so important to go and do Stevenage proud, do the town justice, we continue being resolute, solid, hard-working, tenacious and creative and hopefully we’ll come out on top Saturday.”

Stevenage’s first win of the season was the 2-1 home triumph over the Hatters in August, courtesy of Godden’s injury time winner.

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Since the turn of the year the forward, who joined Stevenage from National League South Ebbsfleet United in the summer, has been on a hot streak and is the leading scorer in the country in 2017 with 12 goals in 12 games.

Of his striker’s displays this season, Sarll added: “Whether Matthew scores or not is irrelevant, his contribution to us as a team is fantastic.

“I’m so proud he is in that top five of League Two goalscorers and it shows his worth to Stevenage.”

Josh McQuid, who is on loan at Stevenage from Luton, is unavailable for selection for the game, while Boro’s ex-Luton defender Ronnie Henry is an injury doubt.

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