Stevenage boss Darren Sarll analyses Newport County draw

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll has been busy analysing his side’s opening day 3-3 draw with Newport County at The Lamex Stadium. Read the full transcript of what he said here at Comet Sport.

Darren Sarll:

“Was I disappointed? I was thoroughly disappointed.

“My expectation now at Stevenage is we should win, and at 3-1 we should have seen it out and won the game on Saturday.

“But, we were inexperienced as we were limited in our squad selection.


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“This is not because of the lads we’ve signed but because of the players that have missed pre-season. It just means we are just a little bit behind.

“I thought the first-half was OK but as it wore on, Newport got on top. In the second-half, we sat on our heels too often.

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“Every time we did get on the front foot we started to impose ourselves and create chances.

“I thought Chris Whelpdale came on and made a huge difference in that respect.

“The manner of the way we conceded goals was disappointing but I think every manager in the league looks at the goals they concede and thinks ‘that was a bad goal to give away.’

“It’s only when you look back towards the end of the season and say ‘those two points would have put us in the automatic promotion spot’, for example, that’s the disappointing thing.

“It’s a point on the board though and I’m glad we’ve got it rather than none. We’ll stockpile as many of them as we can, do our best to improve and get our injured players up to full tilt.

“It’s a key month to consolidate our squad and get them into a position where they can go and impose themselves on the league.”

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