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Devlin: We've got to give the fans something back

16 April 2019

Club News

Devlin: We've got to give the fans something back

16 April 2019

Defender Nicky Devlin admitted that the team weren’t good enough in Saturday’s defeat at Accrington and he now wants the team to give something back to the fans.

The Saddlers were backed by over 650 fans at the weekend and Devlin was disappointed that the team weren’t able to give them something back for their fantastic support.

And the 25-year-old is hopeful that the team can show the same spirit the fans have in what could be a pivotal weekend for Martin O’Connor’s side.

“Martin made it clear that the performance against Accrington wasn’t good enough,” said Devlin.

“We were getting a bit of stick from the fans at the end and I thought it was deserved.

“We didn’t turn up for them, like they have turned up for us - in their numbers like they have been doing all season. That is something that we individually have all got to look at as players.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a very pretty game against Southend at the weekend but it is one we just have to win – for ourselves and most importantly for the fans.

“We keep saying it but it is a cup final, there is no other way to describe it.

“With Wycombe to come on Monday as well, with how close the three teams are, next weekend is definitely going to decide the fate of the club.

“The games don’t get any bigger than the next two - two teams we are trying to claw back.

“We have got to try everything we can to get points on the board to make sure the fans have something to be proud of again.”

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