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20 January 2015

Purkiss on another away clean sheet...

THERE was a change in defence on Saturday as Ben Purkiss returned to the starting line-up at right-back to allow James O’Connor to move across to partner James Chambers in the heart of the back-line.

It was a change which lasted barely a minute into the game as O’Connor was forced to go off with a nasty cut to his head, but nevertheless The Saddlers went on to keep another clean sheet as we returned home with maximum points from a 2-0 win.

“We were clinical,” said Purkiss. “We scored at the right times and did the right things when we had to.

“As a team it was not our best performance, we know that; we had to change things early on when Jim was forced to go off, but we eventually settled down and got into it as the game went on.

“It was a case of digging in and everyone played their part in the end. Credit to the lads because they worked hard out there.

“First and foremost you have to get the basics right and hopefully now we can find that level of consistency.

“The opportunity is there for us to build on this as we go into what is a massive night for the club in our next game a week on Tuesday.”

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