STEVENAGE FC CARETAKER manager Darren Sarll says he has no fear throwing the club’s youngsters – like Dale Gorman – into the thick of the action.
Sarll took over from the sacked Teddy Sheringham on an interim basis earlier this month at the League Two outfit.
Last Saturday he recalled former Letterkenny Rovers midfielder Gorman to the starting XI for the 1-0 loss against Crawley and then on Tuesday, two goals from Tom Conlan sealed a 2-1 win at Hartlepool.
Currently 19th in League Two, Stevenage welcome Cambridge this afternoon in a derby fixture with 19-year-old Letterkenny native Gorman in with every chance of playing.
“I’m not fussed if they’re 18 or 38, I’ll just put out the players I think are best suited for the occasion and that can also lead the club forward,” Sarll told The Comet.
“It doesn’t matter to me how old they are or if they’ve only just come up from the academy, it’s about putting the best prepared players out on the football pitch every time we have a game.
“Therefore if Dale Gorman deserves to be out on the pitch, he’s out on the pitch. If that is because someone like Michael Tonge – I’d be very surprised if this was ever the case – but if Michael didn’t prepare as well for a game as Dale Gorman, then Dale Gorman would play instead of Michael Tonge.
“No-one has a divine right to play for this football club. The whole point is when you play for Stevenage, you roll up your sleeves and you earn the right to play for the football club and that will always be me whether it be for three more days or 10 more years.”Tags: