9th September 2021

Darren Sarll offered an injury update on his squad ahead of Saturday’s National League clash with Stockport.

The boss has been without full-back Jack Robinson after he picked up an injury in one of his first training session, whilst other members of the squad are carrying minor knocks. 

Speaking in his latest press conference, Sarll confirmed that the Boro loanee would return to training on Monday. 

“I think Jack will be available for the following week. He’s still at Middlesbrough at the minute and we’re expecting him back here on Monday,” confirmed Sarll. 

“Dale Gorman and Tom Knowles have got a couple of niggles from the three games in a short space of time. We’ll have to leave them as late as possible. 

“I wouldn’t have thought either of them would train today, or even tomorrow but that’s okay. We’ll just have to look at some changes, wether that’s alternatives or a shape change and carry on preparing as best we can.”

“I’m a believer that you take your best eleven individuals and put them in the best shape possible. The biggest issue with the King’s Lynn game was we hadn’t had (Daniel) Moss train with us, but apart from putting Matthew (Worthington) in a square hole, we’ve tried to put round pegs in round holes.”

Speaking on the players that are available to go this weekend, Sarll was looking for his side to continue to find balance in their play. 

“It’s about having a balance (between defence and attack), we don’t believe in the view that you have to play one way at home, one away. You have your way and you stick to your way.

“We have to try and maximise the usage of each individual. We think we’re getting there, obviously injury or suspension can tear that thinking up, but I just stay open minded to it.

“At the moment, there’s a nice balance between our defensive play and our attacking play, and I think that’s down to the athleticism that we’ve brought to the football club, because when we do attack it’s at an upbeat pace. 

“Everybody likes to see speed and when you see Wakefield, or even Quigley who isn’t a slouch for a tall man, and because they run at such a rate, it gives people a lift.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available from the Stockport County ticket office website, linked HERE.