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Whitney targeting away success

12 September 2017

Jon Whitney believes an away win is just around the corner.

The Saddlers have been strong at the Banks’s Stadium in 2017, winning more home League One matches than any other team, but are without an away victory since last Boxing Day.

Whitney, though, is confident that run will soon come to an end.

“We are getting there – it’s just a matter of time,” he said.

“I felt we deserved it on Saturday [at Bristol Rovers] but you don’t always get your rewards in football – it can be quiet cruel at times.

“What you have got to do is keep the belief in the team. Collectively and individually, we have a strong group.

“We have the best home record in the division and not many teams win every game home and away.

“But we are not doing too much wrong. We are coming away from home and we are making teams fight for every point.

“We will now work tirelessly to try and get that win on the board at Rotherham tonight.”

After losing 2-1 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday, Whitney is hoping his side can respond straight away when we face the Millers this evening.

"I'm glad we're playing tonight and we haven't had to wait a week after Bristol Rovers," Whitney added.

"Good teams bounce back. That is what we have done in the past and that is what we will look to do tonight.

"We are very close to getting that away win. At Portsmouth I thought we were the better team. Against Bristol Rovers I thought we were the better team.

"Performance-wise we have been in every game which is very pleasing for me and my staff.

"Sometimes you have to win ugly - we know that.

"But you have to keep believing in what you do and, as a group, we do. We have got a real attacking threat, we are also solid behind the ball as well.

"Our games are good to watch. The energy of the players cannot be faulted.

"And away from home we are making teams fight for every single point."

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