Stevenage boss Darren Sarll praises his men after gaining 'good' point against promotion contenders Coventry City
PUBLISHED: 00:47 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 01:07 22 November 2017
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Stevenage boss Darren Sarll praised his men after the hard-fought 1-1 draw against fallen giants Coventry City at the Lamex on Tuesday.
Boro’s boss was pleased with the point gained from a losing position against the contenders for promotion – against a well-organised Sky Blues side who are slowly on the rise again after falling to the their lowest point since 1959 after their relegation from the third tier last term.
The Sky Blues went into the interval 1-0 through a 20th minute goal from former Sheffield United midfielder Marc McNulty, a player the Lamex outfit were rumoured to have courted in the summer before he opted for the Ricoh Arena.
However a determined Stevenage side showing tenacity and solidarity equalised with 14 minutes to go, through the impressive Tom Pett, against the side with the best defensive record in the division.
Speaking to CometSport after the match Sarll said: “Listen, I’m a big believer in when you’re a manager you stockpile points.
“Add the point or points and move on and you add all the points up at the end of the year and you’ll be fine.
“One of the big things this year Layth, was to get to the point when it was ‘win or lose’ and we turn losses into draws.
“So it was a point gained tonight from a losing position against a massive football club in this league – and in the league above and in the Championship so I thought it was a good point.
“It was good to see we got something for our efforts, which in our current form – which we’re not hiding from – could have passed us by.
“So yes it was important to get a point tonight.”
Sarll analysed his side’s recent run, which has seen his side pick up one win from eight league matches, even if the club won two cup games in a week, and are looking to recreate their excellent mid-season form of last season.
He said: “While we’re adding points we’ll be fine. The season doesn’t finish tomorrow morning, the season finishes in another six and a half months.
“We’ve got a long old time to play yet. We know we’re going to go on some good runs and some not so good runs.
“There will be peaks and troughs but so long as the boys are running hard and fighting hard and that’s all we can ask for.”