Plymouth clash a chance to right some wrongs, says Stevenage boss Sarll

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll.

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. - Credit: Archant

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll sees Saturday away clash at Plymouth Argyle as a chance to put right some wrongs following the 2-1 home loss to the Pilgrims in October.

Second in the table Argyle, who host Premier League giants Liverpool in an FA Cup replay four days after playing Boro, claimed all three points at the Lamex Stadium as Sonny Bradley hit a brace with both goals coming from set-pieces.

Asked if Stevenage would benefit from the possibility that Plymouth may be distracted at the weekend with the looming visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side, Sarll said: “They have got a massive game against Stevenage on Saturday as well.

“If they want to go into League One they have to deal with Stevenage before they deal with Liverpool.

“They will have to draw their focus to us.”


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Sarll knows that lapses from deadball situations cost his club when the two sides met earlier in the season.

“The last game was a close encounter,” he said.

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“I don’t think we played offensively in the manner that I would really like.

“The side showed a lot of commitment, but made two silly errors for the goals from the set pieces.

“It’s [Saturday’s] an opportunity for us to right some wrongs and it’s important that we leave Plymouth with not only ours fans, but their fans seeing what a good side we are and what good football we play.

“I don’t feel we showcased that in the home game, you know what we’re like we like playing away from home.

“I like going to Plymouth, it’s a massive club.

“Plymouth v Stevenage is a little David and Goliath-type situation when you see 10,000 that they have had there this year at the ground.

“It’ll be a good occasion, and with the little bit of hype surrounding the Liverpool game, hopefully it’ll be a decent game.”

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