Stevenage winger 'making up for lost time' says Sarll
PUBLISHED: 12:54 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 21 February 2017
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Darren Sarll says Jobi McAnuff’s performance at Exeter City was like the winger was ‘trying to make up for lost time’.
The former Watford and Reading winger scored a fine individual goal to put Boro ahead at St James Stadium before the hosts equalised through Reuben Reid, but it was the 35-year-old’s work ethic that impressed his manager.
McAnuff began the season as a first-choice regular at Boro with four starts in the first four matches but then lost his place in the side before injuries curtailed first-team appearances in October and November.
The Jamaican midfielder returned with five substitute appearances in December and start of January before making his first start for more than four months against Grimsby Town just under four weeks ago.
He scored in that game and has played at a consistently high level since his return to the side, and was quite possibly Boro’s best player at Exeter at the weekend. Speaking about his display, Boro boss Sarrl said: “We keep saying nice things about him. He’s doing very well.
“There’s an enthusiasm and it’s almost like he’s trying to make up for lost time. He got three games in one [against Exeter] the way he ran and covered ground. He was terrific.”