Stevenage boss Darren Sarll expecting victory against Crewe

PUBLISHED: 19:07 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07 08 March 2018

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage FC manager Darren Sarll. Picture: Danny Loo

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Stevenage boss Darren Sarll is expecting his side to pick up all three points when Crewe Alexandra visit the Lamex in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Stevenage manager Darren Sarll shows his frustration (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The 35-year-old is hoping for an impressive display at home – where Boro have shown their best form this season – but stressed that victory is the most important thing.

Sarll told CometSport: “I don’t think I’m being disrespectful but we expect to win.

“We’ve been great at home and we enjoy our surroundings. We’ve got a decent record and we know when we’ve opened up at home it’s been big.

“There’s an expectation and assumption from the coaching staff, and I hope from the supporters, that Stevenage can open up again and get another convincing victory.

“Victory is the important thing.

“We are trying to build a run and that has to start somewhere.”

Sarll is keen for Stevenage to pick up as many points as possible before heading into a tough April, describing Saturday’s game as ‘massive’.

“While everyone is coming back in and trying to regain fitness, it is important we pick up as many points as we can because it’s going to be a tough April with the game being called off putting a greater demand on us,” he said

“Hopefully we can get a full quota of players back.

“As for Saturday, it’s a just an important game, a massive game.

“We need to be fresh, with fresh minds and fresh legs, we need to play at a speed and a tempo.”

The Boro boss also believes that last Saturday’s postponed game with Mansfield Town will see his side benefit from the rest this weekend.

“All the staff had to work and the players had to train so we just had to move on and I don’t think it’s swayed us,” he said.

“I suppose it gives the senior players who’ve had to play a large amount of games an opportunity to let their body breathe and take away the mental tiredness.

“They’ve been very fresh and vibrant this week so hopefully we’ll see a benefit come Saturday.”

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