QPR loanee’s pace can put ‘fear’ into defenders, says Stevenage boss

Jake Mulraney

Jake Mulraney - Credit: Archant

Darren Sarll believes Jake Mulraney’s pace will frighten League Two defenders.

The QPR winger signed on a one-month loan deal at Stevenage last week, and could be included in this Saturday’s squad for the trip to Wycombe Wanderers.

Boro’s caretaker boss Sarll said: “I think Jake has a set of attributes that we haven’t necessarily got in the way that he’s a cross between Ryan Hedges [on loan from Swansea] and Tom Pett.

“He has the ability to jink in and out like Tom does but he has Ryan’s pace and athleticism.

“It’s nice to have a mixture of the two when you come up against players who aren’t as quick, strong or agile as you. Sometimes you need something else to break that down.

“There’s not a defender in the world that doesn’t fear someone with pace. I feel Jake can be a real asset for us in the coming games, especially if we can keep games tight and in our reach. He could maybe be the one who unlocks defences.”

Sarll is also hoping that this weekend’s match will not be Byron Harrison’s last at the club.

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The on-loan Chesterfield striker’s deal ends after the trip to Adams Park, but Sarll says it would be ‘mad’ not to want the striker to remain at the club.

“I feel like we’ve gone through the roughest of times getting him through physically where he needs to be...and we can start looking out the other side,” Sarll said.

“It’d be mad for us not to want him to be here; of course I want him to be here. It’s something we’re trying to do and trying to secure.”