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Whitney: We've moved on from Rotherham

15 September 2017

Jon Whitney insists his team have moved on from Tuesday’s defeat at Rotherham and are fully focused on tomorrow’s match with Peterborough.

The Saddlers suffered a comprehensive 5-1 loss at the New York Stadium, three days after going down 2-1 at ten-man Bristol Rovers.

And after two disappointing away results, Whitney says his players are determined to put things right on home soil.

“All you can do is put it behind you,” the boss commented.

“Bristol Rovers, performance-wise, was really good but we were disappointed with the result.

“It was different on Tuesday as we were disappointed with the performance for a 30-minute period.

“It’s gone and we put it to bed on Wednesday. We went through the game together as a group and had an honest and frank discussion.

"We thought logically and put things into perspective because it’s the first time this year we haven’t had a performance.

"Yesterday and today, we’ve not mentioned that game and we’ve been really proactive on Peterborough.

“The next game is the biggest and the most important thing for us.”

Grant McCann’s Posh are second in League One, having won five of their opening seven matches.

And Whitney knows they will pose a real test.

“They recruit really well,” said the 46-year-old. “They brought Miller in from Dover, he was a prolific scorer in the National League, and they’ve got Marriott who’s a proven goalscorer.

“They play with real energy and I like Grant, he’s a really promising young manager. I’ve met him a few times and he’s really open, very driven and he’s got that into his players this year.

“They reacted to the Bradford result really well and beat MK Dons in midweek.

“They’re a threat and they were when they came here last year but we managed to stifle them. We’ve come out on top at the Banks’s the last couple of years and they won’t fancy coming to us.

“They can play two or three different ways and they’ve got individuals that can win games, but so have we.”

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