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26 February 2016

The Saddlers travel to promotion-rivals Burton tomorrow...

Midfielder Sam Mantom believes Walsall can take confidence from their excellent away form when they visit league leaders Burton tomorrow.

The Saddlers have the best away record in League One, having accumulated an impressive 32 points from 15 matches, winning nine and losing only once.

And Mantom is hopeful that his side can enjoy more away-day success against promotion-rivals Burton this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday,” said Mantom, who scored a stunning goal in our last match against Wigan.

“Burton lost the other night so we’ll head there with confidence and we’ll try to take points off them.

“We’ve both got games in hand on everyone so we have a cushion to try and gain some more points.

“There will be a big following on Saturday and although it’s going to be a tough game, our away form has been as good as any.

“Every time we’ve gone away we’ve put a performance on and have given the fans a good day out.

“We pride ourselves on trying to be hard to beat but I’ve got no doubt we’ll head there to try and win the game.”

If Walsall do emerge victorious, they will close the gap on table-topping Burton to just three points.

But Mantom insists that whatever the outcome of tomorrow’s match – whether it be positive or negative – nothing will be decided in the promotion race.

"There's going to be a lot of twists and turns between now and the end of the season,” he said.

“There are going to be lots of surprise results. There will be teams who you think should win but end up dropping points.

“That includes us but what we have to do is stick together when we go through the rough patches so when we hit form we can build some momentum.”

And the 24-year-old has called on the 1,800 Walsall fans travelling to the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow to once again get behind the team.

“It’s nice to know that we’ve sold out and they’re going to give us their backing again,” he added.

“We’re going to need them all the way through to the end now so hopefully they’ll stick with us and keep us going.”

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