Dean Keates gave an honest assessment of his side’s goalless draw with Blackpool as the Saddlers made it six games unbeaten in League One.
In a game where neither side created any real clear-cut chances, Keates wanted to take positives from the draw - the biggest being the first clean sheet of the season.
With standout performances from the back five, which has been an ever-present in the league, Keates insists he never thought his side were going to concede against the Tangerines.
He said: “We have been after a clean sheet for the past few weeks and we haven’t kept one but today I thought we always looked like we were going to keep one.
"I don’t think we did enough to win a football match if I am being honest. The result was a fair one.
“I thought we were a little bit lacklustre when we got into certain areas when we were going forward. The final detail, whether it was a cross or a pass, just wasn’t there.
“They were good, that is me being entirely honest about our performance.
“Don’t take anything away from Blackpool, they are a good team and they have got some big lads and they are a tough side to play.”
One area where Keates will be looking for an improvement is the delivery from set pieces.
In a game with big men in both sides, the manager thought his players could have made better decisions with the final ball.
He continued: “We had to make sure we were sorted set-piece wise and that we were brave with them because they have a lot more bigger lads than us.
“We have just spoken to the lads about our set-pieces. That last little detail from our set-pieces wasn’t there today and it wasn’t right.
“We got into decent enough areas but the cross selection wasn’t great either.”