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ST THOMAS MORE REPORTER: WALSALL 2-1 MILLWALL

3 October 2016

Cody Butler's match report...

Jon Whitney said he felt “no more” pressure “than normal” following Tuesdays 4-1 loss saying both he and the team were “frustrated”. He also said that he wanted to “entertain the fans” doing so with an excellent first goal. Not only that but he said it was “important we went and played in there half” rather than play “nice football” saying the team “battled” and “stood up to” the competition from Millwall. 

Whitney also told Franck Moussa to “go and run” himself “into the ground”, which he did scoring the second goal for the team, as well as saying it would be a “long process to get him back to where he was” after “over two years without playing any games” 

Whitney also said he “builds on the back four” due to being a defender and saying “we do drills week in week out where we’ve got a back four defending against 6 7 players and they still don’t concede” showing defence is a priority. 

When asked about Tuesday’s checkatrade trophy match against Sheffield United he said he would approach the match “to try and win” 

Millwall almost took the lead after 14 minutes when Sean Williams hit the crossbar from the halfway line causing many of the Millwall fans to cheer thinking it went in. Walsall went 1-0 up after 17 minutes with Simeon Jackson scoring an excellent goal after having the ball crossed by Kieron Morris to Franck Moussa who then headed it to Jackson. This lead did not last long with Fred Onyedinma heading in an equalizer after just 6 minutes. After 49 minutes the third and final goal was scored by Franck Moussa sealing the win for Walsall.

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