Sarll talks up Stevenage strike duo ahead of visit of Northampton Town

Greg Luer. Photo: Hull Daily Mail

Greg Luer. Photo: Hull Daily Mail - Credit: Archant

Darren Sarll says Stevenage hope to get the best out of Greg Luer now the on-loan Hull striker has had a week’s worth of training with his new team-mates.

The forward joined Boro late last week and was only able to have a couple of hours training with the club before being named on the bench for the defeat at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

He came off the bench in that game to partner fellow striker Byron Harrison up front in the final seven minutes of the game, and Sarll believes both players have been ‘terrific’ in training this week ahead of the visit of league leaders Northampton Town this weekend.

Sarll has stuck with a 4-3-3 formation since taking temporary charge of the club from Teddy Sheringham at the start of February, and although this yielded some early success the club has no points and no goals from their last four games.

Sarll hopes that will change this weekend, with Harrison and Luer both vying for a starting place in the team. And while Sarll hasn’t said anything about a change in formation, it may just cross his mind to go for the jugular and set about the Cobblers with two men up top.

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“When I look at any of our games we’ve got crosses into the box from wide areas, with Saturday being the exception,” Sarll said.

“We’ve had a high rate of wide play and Greg is a true goalscorer. The thing about true goalscorers is that they don’t really care about anything but that last touch and being the one who scores that goal and then runs off celebrating in the corner.

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“Greg will be better having had four or five days with us now [compared] with just having a couple of hours prior to the Wycombe game.”

Talking about Harrison, who this week extended his loan deal with the club until the end of the season, Sarll added: “When you think about Byron he hasn’t played since March 2015, and he has had to go through a course of game time to get back to where he was.

“One of the positives of [the defeat at Wycombe] was seeing him come on and show his true colours and form. That’s what we want from him.

“If he continues to put the performances in like the impact he made when he came on on Saturday, he’ll get himself into a good place this Saturday and he’ll be a threat.”

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