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O'Connor: I want a proud performance from my players

26 April 2019

Interim manager Martin O’Connor has issued a rallying cry to the squad ahead of this weekend’s game against Peterborough United at the Banks’s Stadium.

It’s the final game at home for the Saddlers this season and O’Connor wants to see a performance from 11 players who are proud to wear the Walsall shirt.

“We will assess everyone this morning ahead of the game against Peterborough,” said O’Connor, whose side need a result to keep our survival hopes alive.

“Psychologically, it has been a tough Easter weekend.

"We haven’t really performed and it is one of those now where we have to rally the troops and see who is up for the next two games. 

“I said to the boys after Wycombe on Monday, I am one of those people where my glass is half full so we have to prepare ourselves for Peterborough and it has been the same all week.

“Every game is tough when you are where we are. It doesn’t matter how much you try and take the pressure off the players, they still feel it.

“I am all for positivity and I am all for people getting things off their chest as I am as a person, so we will address what has happened since I have been here over the last three games and try and put things right.

“We will rally and I will rally today and for the rest of the week and try and get a performance for 11 Walsall Football Club players who are proud to wear the shirt.” 


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