Date: 11th October 2011 at 8:44am
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Rotherham United`s Head of Player Development, Darren Sarll says he thinks that players have some explaining to do after losing at Parkgate five-nil to Hartlepool yesterday.

Speaking to MillersPlayer after the defeat, Sarll said, ‘Let`s not kid ourselves, when you`re in the reserves and you get beaten five-nil, then you aren`t going to get in the first team are you – whether you are a young player or a first team pro then it`s not going to happen. They will end up staying in the reserves and their career will fizzle out and that`s the harsh reality of football.

‘In the second half we had nine proper chances and they did the things our manager wants his teams to do and probably could have got the rewards for it but if you create nine chances but can`t finish them and can`t compete inside the boxes then it doesn`t really matter what you do inside them does it. It`s the goals inside the box, you have to protect or score.`

Asked about the young lads in the team, Sarll said, ‘They tried and that`s all you can really ask of them. Yes, they made mistakes, lots of mistakes, but they`re going to but they had a go which is always something positive to say.`

Speaking about Paul Warne, who played the full ninety minutes yesterday, Sarll said, ‘I can`t believe him. At thirty-seven he`s got more enthusiasm than my apprentices and that`s really, really sad to say. He`s a little bit old fashioned but who can argue with him. He`s in tip top condition and his enthusiasm and competitiveness speaks for itself.`

Asked if we would be seeing anymore of trialist Alassane N`Diaye, Sarll replied, ‘When you get taken off at half-time of your trial game I wouldn`t have thought so.`

Stephen Jordan, another trialist didn`t feature because he`s just back from injury and not considered fit.

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