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Keates: treat Bradford like any other game

1 May 2018

Dean Keates wants his side to treat tonight’s match at Bradford like any other game.

The Saddlers need just one point from the remaining two fixtures to guarantee our League One status.

A draw at Valley Parade would do the job – but Keates says we won’t alter our approach.

“We’re going to approach it as we do any other game," he said.

“We’ll look at the opposition, see what their strengths are and what we feel their weaknesses are.

“It's our game in hand and come 10 o’clock, we can be guaranteed League One football.

“That’s what we’ll be looking to do and it’s a big game for us.

“All being well, we can get three points.”

Another clean sheet would go a long way to helping the Saddlers get a positive result.

Saturday’s shut-out against Northampton was our second in six matches since Keates took charge.

His Wrexham team recorded 20 in 37 league games earlier this season - and Keates says keeping clean sheets has always been high on his agenda.

“Keeping clean sheets is something I pride myself on,” he said.

“I think that’s from my upbringing. Coming through under Chris Nicholl, it was something that was drilled into us as youth team players.

“It’s something I’ve always had through my career, even when I played. Since my managerial career started, it’s something you pride yourself on.”


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