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Sadler loving life back at Walsall

23 August 2019

Walsall defender Mat Sadler says there is a real positive energy around the camp and is keen to use that to build momentum.

Sadler returned to the Banks’s for a second spell in the summer and has featured in all but one of the Saddlers’ five games so far this season.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed his being back and has embraced the positivity around the club.

“Outside of these walls and this training ground we can feel a real positivity about the club,” he said.

 “I was here before and it feels different to that time, there is a real energy about the place.

“We have had five games and on each occasion the supporters have applauded us off the field. It is refreshing and we want to continue that momentum.

“You do that with hard work, energy and application.”

Sadler says that everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet and he has felt a real unity at Walsall.

“It doesn't happen too often when everyone comes together,” he commented.

 “Usually some people are thinking this and others that.

“What I have seen this season is that everyone has come together and is desperate to support the club, win, lose or draw.

“The manager wants to build a team everyone can be proud of. We don't leave anything out on the pitch. Whether that is to salvage a point or score a winner we try everything we can.”

The Saddlers travel to Plymouth Argyle tomorrow afternoon who are currently sixth and are expected to be one of the contenders for promotion this season.

While there is an appreciation for the opposition, Sadler insists they don’t fear anybody in the division.

“We don’t have anything to fear in this division but there is also a real respect for every team we come across.

“We know that on the day we have to perform in every single game. It is relentless. There are different challenges every week.”


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