‘No one club out on their own’ says Stevenage boss Sarll ahead of Newport visit

Darren Sarll doesn't think there is one club, like a Doncaster Rovers, who will dominate in this yea

Darren Sarll doesn't think there is one club, like a Doncaster Rovers, who will dominate in this year's League Two. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

Darren Sarll can’t see one outright favourite from the Sky Bet League Two promotion chasers but sees no reason why Stevenage can’t be up there

The Boro manager has already expressed his shock at the amount of money being passed around by clubs throughout the division but even with all that, he feels it is a wide open race.

“I think there is a bigger pool of clubs spending a very similar amount of money this year,” he said. “There doesn’t feel like there’s one club out on their own. It feels there are more this year who are investing in the short-term.

“I’m really pleased with the way we do things. We don’t do anything without looking at the long-term future of the club.

“And we’ll carry on doing that and we’ll make sure the sum of our parts is greater than the sum of everyone one else’s.

“I think it is important we carry on doing what we do and strengthen the club for the foreseeable future.”

Stevenage kick off their season tomorrow [Saturday] with a home game against Newport County.

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The Welsh club survived relegation to the National League with almost the last kick of the season last time around but Sarll says a new season means a new slate for everybody.

But he is confident that they can hit the ground running.

He said: “When you get to January you have a decent knowledge base of everyone in terms of set-up and managers.

“So it is still a little bit early on but the one thing they will have is that momentum from their run last year when they did terrifically well and it is important we squash that early on.

“And with the ability we have in this team there’s no reason why that won’t happen.

“So there isn’t a great deal out there on them or about them but we’ve done our best and prepared very thoroughly as we always try and do.

“Come Saturday we’ll be ready.”

Kick-off at the Lamex is at 3pm.

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