Morecambe is a popular tourist destination but Stevenage are not going there for a holiday
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Thousands may flock to Morecambe every year to enjoy a summer break, but when Stevenage pitch up there on Saturday boss Darren Sarll doesn’t want his players thinking it’s a holiday.
Boro’s goalless draw at home to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday evening ensured that the club will remain in League Two next year and Sarll, the club’s caretaker manager, says he wants his troops to finish the season on a high starting with tomorrow’s trip to the north west.
“While I’m charged with leading the football club we will try and win every game,” Sarll said.
“We’ll try and give some time and experience to players who we think have worked hard over the year and maybe haven’t got a game because of the situation we’ve been in.
“So it will be a good opportunity to give people that experience but they’ve got to earn that and they’ve got to earn that [in training].
“It’s no holiday camp; we’re not all off on our holidays now. We’ve got a massive game against Morecambe at the weekend and they will want to come out from [a 7-0 defeat to Cambridge United] with a bit of fire in their belly and it’s one that I will certainly not be underestimating.”
Stevenage could have Byron Harrison back in contention following an ankle knock, but on-loan Leyton Orient midfielder Bradley Pritchard may miss out as he has had double vision.
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The last time the two sides met, in November, Stevenage ran out 4-3 victors thanks to Dean Wells’ opener and a hat-trick from top scorer Chris Whelpdale.
Boro are currently 21st in the League Two table and will leapfrog Morecambe and go as high as 19th should they win on Saturday and Yeovil lose at home to champions Northampton Town.