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Guthrie: "There are positive signs"

26 November 2019

Club News

Guthrie: "There are positive signs"

26 November 2019

Walsall midfielder Danny Guthrie feels there are plenty of positive signs for the Saddlers after their recent run of form.

Darrell Clarke’s side are unbeaten in five after but were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw with Stevenage on Saturday.

Guthrie came off the bench to make his return from a three week injury lay-off at the weekend. He’s seen plenty of promising signs from the team whilst watching on and is now hoping they can take that confidence into their upcoming games.

"There are positive signs and if we had nicked the result (on Saturday) it would have been lovely but we take the point and move on,” said Guthrie.

"It was a tough period for us, we had to regroup.

"Since then it's been a great reaction from the boys, the last couple of games they've done really well.

“A few of the lads have scored, Josh (Gordon) with a hat-trick, so we can take confidence from it.”

Guthrie came agonisingly close to scoring a late winner for the Saddlers as his free-kick cannoned off the crossbar in stoppage time.

Despite Stevenage’s lowly league position, he still believes a point isn’t to be sniffed at given how tight League Two is this season, but he was cursing his luck after the crossbar was unkind to him late on.

“I knew it was going to hit the bar but I didn't know if it was going to hit the bar and go in.

“Obviously it bounced out and it was unlucky.

“I felt that we had enough chances in the game and a lot of pressure in the second half but we just couldn't find that breakthrough.

"We had to be careful on the break because you can't really judge anyone you're playing against based on league position.

“I think the league is quite even, I don't think there are any standouts.

“It's a good point because it keeps us five unbeaten and it's another clean sheet.”

Walsall now turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup as they host Oxford United in the Second Round this weekend.

Tickets are now on sale for this fixture. Call the Ticket Office on 01922 651 414/416 or visit our e-ticketing site to purchase yours.  

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