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BOSS ON SUCCESS AGAINST SHREWS

29 March 2014

Smith reflects on home win...

SADDLERS' boss, Dean Smith, has reflected upon our 1-0 home win against Shrewsbury Town.

"It was an important win for us," he said. "It was nice to follow up Tuesday's victory with another three points and a clean sheet.

"We were nowhere near our best, but we did enough to win the game and I was pleased for our fans because we haven't won often enough on home soil this season.

"We kept the ball well and played some decent stuff at times but the finishing touch was just lacking. We weren't as clinical as we were in the last game.

"That said, it's back-to-back wins now and we're still in with a shout of the play-offs. We will keep believing and continue to do the right things. As I've said many times, the performance levels have remained high.

"We've closed that gap now on Peterborough in sixth place; they've got games in hand, but they have to win them."

Both teams were reduced to ten men with Craig Westcarr red carded for his reaction to something that was said to him as he received treatment following a robust challenge.

"It was a poor challenge on him in the first place," added Smith. "I don't know what was said to him as I haven't had chance to speak to him yet, but he came off the field with a wound in his shin that required seven stitches.

"That said, it was a poor reaction from a player of his experience; he will now serve a three-match ban, but it gives someone else the chance to step up to the plate and replace him.

"We've certainly got the players here who can score goals, so this is their chance to prove it."

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