Skipper insists squad still believe in promotion...Captain Adam Chambers insists Walsall’s squad still believe they can win promotion from League One.
The Saddlers slipped from third to sixth following Saturday’s 1-0 reverse at relegation-threatened Oldham – our second successive away defeat.
Despite the result, Walsall remain eight points adrift of the automatic promotion places but with two games in hand.
And Chambers says he and his teammates are staying positive.
“It was a disappointing result at Oldham because we went there looking to get the win,” he said.
“Despite their league position, they’ve been on a good run and we knew it was going to be a difficult game.
“We kept them down to very little but we didn’t create enough chances ourselves. We had one or two here and there but for the possession we had, not enough.
“In fits and starts we played well but overall, we probably didn’t do enough to win the game.
“We were obviously disappointed but we’ve got to dust ourselves down because we’ve got a big game against Gillingham on Tuesday.
“We still believe. We’ve got a lot of confidence in ourselves – we just need to keep going.”
Walsall will be looking for a positive response when they travel to fellow promotion hopefuls Gillingham tomorrow evening.
Justin Edinburgh’s Gills are fifth in League One, above Jon Whitney’s men only on goal difference.
The Saddlers came from two goals down to win 3-2 in a thriller against Gillingham back in October, with Jason Demetriou scoring a dramatic last-gasp winner.
And Chambers would like a repeat result tomorrow night.
“It was an eventful game the last time we played them,” he said.
“I remember they went 2-0 up and we came back to win the game - we’ll take another one of them on Tuesday.
“We’ve showed a lot of character all season and now is the time to show a bit more. We need to go on a run now.”