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10 February 2016

Head coach believes we can be "brighter" in the final third...

Sean O’Driscoll believes Walsall must take more risks in the final third, and get more players in the box, in order to break down well-organised opponents.

The Saddlers have scored eight goals in the last eight league and cup matches – and O’Driscoll admits his side need to do more to unsettle opponents and create opportunities.

“We get a lot of ball in the final third but we need to be a little bit brighter up there,” said the 58-year-old.

“Unfortunately, it means you’ve got to risk giving the ball away because you’re not going to score the perfect goal.

“Probably about 90% of the time you will lose possession in the final third.

“You need to get people up there because if you’ve got no one around the ball, you’re going to be vulnerable for the counter attack.

“So when you stop the video and think ‘we’ve had really good possession but there’s only Tom Bradshaw in the box’, then that’s something you’ve got to look at.

“When we’re at home, teams set up to make things difficult for us so we need to get the ball in the box earlier and get more people in there.”

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