Stevenage boss Sarll looking to kick on

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

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

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll is hoping that 2018 will see a turnaround in his side’s form.

A strong second half to the season has been a regular feature of the club over the past few seasons.

Boro lost just four of their last 23 games under Graham Westley in 2014/15 to make the play-offs before losing to Southend United, while last season saw Sarll’s side put together a strong mid-season before falling just three points short of the top seven.

The 34-year-old isn’t sure why this trend occurs but believes the January window can play an important role.

Sarll told the Comet: “I’d like us to start now and if we can finish the calendar year with three wins that would be magnificent.


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“Kicking on in the New Year is something that Graham Westley’s teams did.

“My teams, whether it be the first-team, reserve or youth, always get stronger in the second half of the season.

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“Why? I don’t know and I can’t explain that.

“It does show you can make some really timely acquisitions in January to add a bit of impetus or a fresh character. That can sometimes give it a jolt.

“That little addition of personality, character, leadership and experience is vital to keeping things vibrant around the place.

“There are 72 more points to play for and there’s a lot of time to go.

“We are two points worse off now than we were last year to the tangibles are so close it’s ridiculous.”

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