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TEAM TALK v COVENTRY, 1/2/14

31 January 2014

Boss ready for latest challenge...

LOOKING back at Tuesday's draw with Swindon Town, I felt that we started the game extremely well. We created some good chances and should have had a penalty to extend our lead.

Unfortunately we were unable to add to Romaine Sawyers' goal and our visitors managed to get back into it from a set-piece.

The result meant that we were able to extend our unbeaten run to seven matches, but we want to start turning some of the draws into wins.

I have been pleased with our level of performance and we must ensure that we can maintain these standards whilst at the same time finding a cutting edge.

Our next challenge sees us take on Coventry City. Steven Pressley has done really well working with a young squad and overcoming the points deficit to challenge for a place in the play-offs.

There have been a lot of goals scored in their games, both for and against, particularly late on.

It will be strange playing them at Northampton and I am sure that there will be as many, if not more, Walsall fans at the game as theirs.

It was a tight encounter at our place earlier in the season, which could have gone either way, and I am expecting it to be equally as tight on this occasion.

It's a game that we are looking forward to and we go into it in good form and with plenty of belief.

We want to win every game and the aim is to get on a consistent run of form. Since I have been at the club we have been strong in the second half of the season; a lot of this is down to the work that Jon Whitney does with the players and this is going to be key once more as we look to replicate the run that we went on this time last year.

Our supporters have continued to give us excellent backing and more of the same is going to be required at the weekend.

DEAN SMITH

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