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Flo Cuvelier reflects on Shrewsbury Town defeat

12 March 2018

Midfielder Flo Cuvelier says The Saddlers will keep fighting in every game between now and the end of the season, with nine matches left to play in 2017/18.

Cuvelier came on as a substitute in our 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, his fifth consecutive appearance off the bench.

The Belgian midfielder was unable to prevent The Saddlers falling to a 2-0 defeat at Montgomery Waters Meadow and says the side need to put things right moving forward, with our next game at home to Wigan Athletic a week on Wednesday.

"Obviously we wanted to come [to Shrewsbury] and get the three points on derby day," said Cuvelier.

"The atmosphere was brilliant but we are very disappointed with the result. If you look at how they started the game, they weren't doing anything fancy - they put us under pressure and they started the first 15 minutes better than we did.

"We came back into it quite well with a couple of chances. Nicky (Devlin) hit the post and if that goes in, maybe it's a different game. 

"But obviously that didn't happen and we need to sort it out.

"We share the fans' frustrations and we are going to have to fight like lions until the end of the season now."

Cuvelier echoed the words of fellow midfielder George Dobson ahead of the Shrewsbury game, that finding consistency is the key for The Saddlers going forward.

"Consistency is a big thing in this division and we've not been able to produce that, and it's a shame because we have a good team with good players," added the 25-year-old. "We have a lot of quality.

"But we can say that as much as we want. Actions speak louder than words and we need to prove it on the pitch.

"Every game until the end of the season will be a battle."

And Cuvelier says that The Saddlers need to repay the backing shown from the supporters in recent weeks.

"We always get great support from the fans, whether it's home or away, so we want to give them something back," Cuvelier said.

"There is not one player in the team who is not giving 100 per cent and fighting for their lives.

"It's back to basics now and that's what we need to do until the end of the season - stay together."

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