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FORDE VOWS NO LET-UP FOR BURY CLASH

15 January 2016

Walsall visit Bury tomorrow...

Winger Anthony Forde insists there will be let-up from his side when the Saddlers visit Bury tomorrow afternoon.

Walsall have faced two tough away games already this week, having beaten Brentford in the FA Cup and drawn with promotion-rivals Coventry in League One.

And despite a demanding schedule, Forde says we won’t be taking our foot of the pedal.

“Every game is important,” said the 21-year-old.

“Whether it’s a cup game or we’re playing someone near the top or lower down in the league – every game is just as important if you’re going to be successful.

“Everyone looks at it that way - we concentrate on every game the same - and it has showed with our results so far.

“We know it’s going to be another tough game against Bury, who beat us earlier in the season. They’re a decent team.

“We need to get at least a point away from home.”

The Saddlers came from behind to draw 1-1 with Coventry on Tuesday evening, thanks to Tom Bradshaw’s late volleyed equaliser.

And Forde says the squad are in high spirits following a strong second-half showing at the Ricoh Arena.

“It was a tough game but we ended up with a decent result,” he said.

“We played a lot better in the second half and came away from the game feeling positive.

“It’s a happy group at the minute and we’re looking forward to our next game.”

The Irish midfielder has started three of Sean O’Driscoll’s first six competitive matches as Walsall head coach.

And Forde is enjoying working under the new boss.

“It’s been really good,” he added.

“Playing more is a lot better for me and we’ve been getting results so it’s been good all round.

“He’s brought some new ideas to the team which have helped us a lot.

“He’s been great with us so far.”

The ex-Wolves man also praised the spirit and togetherness within the Saddlers ranks.

“For me, the team spirit is the best I’ve known since I’ve been here,” said Forde.

“All the lads are really together and it’s a really good group that we have.

“The whole staff, everyone are together.”

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