Walsall beaten at Boundary Park...Head coach Jon Whitney insists Walsall can’t afford to dwell on their 1-0 reverse at relegation-threatened Oldham.
Curtis Main’s 63rd-minute strike gave the Latics a narrow win and condemned the Saddlers to back-to-back league defeats for the first time in more than a year.
With Walsall facing fellow promotion contenders Gillingham tomorrow evening, Whitney has told his players to quickly put the disappointment behind them.
“I wasn’t as disappointed as last week at Sheffield United,” said Whitney afterwards. “The performance was OK, the result I’m obviously disappointed with.
“We did really well in the first-half and we tried to play it the right way on the pitch. I thought we deserved to come in at the break with a lead.
“In the second half, they pressed us and got the one chance which went in. That gave them something to hold on to and it made it difficult for us.
“The first goal was always going to be really important and, unfortunately for us, they got it. We didn’t have enough then to get it back.
“But we can’t be too disappointed with this result because we’ve got a big game on Tuesday. If we win at Gillingham, we’ll go third with a game in hand.
“So we can’t dwell on this result - the game’s gone and we have to move on and focus on Gillingham.”