Stevenage boss Darren Sarll on the latest transfer news - as he also hails captain fantastic Ronnie Henry
PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:12 22 January 2018
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Speaking after Stevenage’s 0-0 draw with Carlisle United, Sarll was bullish about the club’s ambitions in the January window,
So far, Sarll has signed goalkeeper Tom King on loan from Millwall until the end of the season. King this week made it into The Football League Paper’s team of the day, and Sarrl is looking to add more quality additions this week.
Sarll said: “I’ve got a ridiculously busy week ahead.
“We’ve got to strengthen the squad, we haven’t got enough. I don’t want to better the bench.
“I want to better the starting eleven, we’re all on the same page at the club. The good players are worth waiting for and I’m hoping there’ll be activity next week.
“We’re waiting for the market to kick in, it’s a waiting game as the Stevenage manager, you’re never at the forefront of the financial power so you have to wait, and make clever decisions at late notice.”
Sarll added there are players he has his eye on, and revealed he is looking to make a ‘substantial’ addition to the squad, one that will make fans excited.
The goalless draw against the Brunton Park outfit marked club captain Ronnie Henry’s first game at the Lamex since breaking the club’s appearance record against Morecambe last week.
The loyal leader made his 471st appearance for Boro, walking out of the tunnel to a guard of honour while the crowd chanted his name.
Sarll, the sixth Stevenage manager Henry has played under, said; “I would like to offer my best wishes to our club captain after breaking the club appearance record. I am sure you will all join me in wishing a well-deserved, hearty congratulations.”
Henry broke previous record holder Mark Smith’s tally of 468 games. Centre-back Smith played in both the 1-1 draw and 2-1 replay loss at St James’ Park in the 1998 FA Cup against Newcastle. It is just less than 20-years to the day Smith was tasked with marking the legendary Alan Shearer.