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Whitney: a deserved victory

22 November 2017

Boss Jon Whitney felt his side got the result they deserved following the Saddlers’ thrilling 4-2 victory over Fleetwood.

Ex-Saddler Jordy Hiwula put Town in front but goals from Erhun Oztumer and Zeli Ismail gave Walsall a 2-1 half-time lead.

Amari’i Bell equalised, only for late strikes from Tyler Roberts and Dan Agyei to secure a much-needed win.

“I thought it was deserved,” said Whitney.

“Fleetwood are big hitters in this league – they’ve not got a massive fan base – but they’re big hitters and are expected to be play-offs or above.

“The manner of the second goal was disappointing and a lot of teams’ heads would go down.

“We had a quiet ten minutes and then we responded really well. We weathered the storm for a bit and we started to play.

“We finished really strong and the fitness level were really good. Tyler Roberts showed what he can do – it was an incredible goal and he’s a special talent.

“Reece came off the bench, did well and kept it at times. Dan came on and got his goal.

“It was a good performance and a really good 4-2 win against a strong Fleetwood team who will be there or thereabouts.”

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