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SMITH ON CRAWLEY DRAW

23 November 2013

Boss reflects on stalemate...

SADDLERS’ boss, Dean Smith, has reflected upon our goalless draw at Crawley.

“This is always a tough place to come, so to keep a clean sheet in difficult conditions is pleasing,” he said. “We created some really good chances after the break and were on the front-foot more in the second half.

“Both teams tried to play but cancelled each other out on a tricky pitch. They were well-organised and the fact that their ‘keeper gets Man of the Match says it all.

“In the end it wasn’t to be; it was nice to keep a third successive clean sheet and the positives are that we are continuing to get better and are a difficult side to beat.”

Smith spoke after the game of the courage displayed by the Chambers twins who decided to play after the death of their father on Thursday.

“It was a tough day for the whole squad,” he admitted. “I’ve personally known the family for a very long time.

“Both James and Adam decided between them that they wanted to play and we respected that decision.

“It shows the spirit of the lads that we had black armbands couriered down here and held a minute’s silence at the end.

“We will give them all the support that they need at what is a difficult time.”

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