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Keates: Burton will test us

31 October 2018

Walsall manager Dean Keates believes this weekend’s visitors Burton Albion will prove to be a tough test as they come into the fixture on the back of a win in the Carabao Cup against Nottingham Forest.

Keates, 40, is hoping that his side can build on an impressive 3-2 win over Wycombe Wanderers last weekend but knows that Nigel Clough’s side will pose a real threat when they visit the Banks’s on Saturday afternoon.

Despite their injuries, the Brewers saw off Championship opposition in Forest on Tuesday night to reach the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and Keates admitted that it will be a difficult game for his side, but went on to point out that every game in the division is tough.

“It was pleasing that we took our chances against Wycombe,” said Keates.

“We could have taken more but I am disappointed that we conceded two.

“It was about winning the football match after the two previous results and we got the three points that we wanted.

“We were disappointed with the two defeats away from home at Luton and Southend. We managed to get the three points and now we are looking to build on it.

“It will be a difficult game for us, but all games in this division will be difficult.

“We have to make sure that we turn up. When we do turn up, we are always a difficult game for the opposition.

“We will make sure that we are right on our side but they have had a decent result this week in the cup against Nottingham Forest so they will be in a good place as well.

“It was a great result for them against Forest but we will make sure we go about our performance in the right way.”


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