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Gaffney: Sloppiness let us down

16 September 2019

Club News

Gaffney: Sloppiness let us down

16 September 2019

Walsall striker Rory Gaffney felt the Saddlers had enough opportunities to come away with something from the defeat against Bradford City.

The Bantams claimed all three points late on courtesy of a Liam Kinsella own goal on Saturday.

Gaffney believes the Saddlers need to cut out sloppy errors in order to pick up more points and was left frustrated after the defeat.

“It was disappointing in the end,” he said.

“We gave a good account of ourselves but we’ve been let down by a bit of sloppiness.

“We had plenty of shots and their keeper pulled off a couple of good saves but I think we were the better team.

“If you take away a sloppy error and us being a bit more clinical, we win that game.”

The 29-year-old has started the last two league games alongside Caolan Lavery and is starting to forge a good relationship with the Northern Irishman.

“We definitely complimented each other well,” he commented.

 “Caolan’s a very hard working player and puts a shift in for the team so he’s the ideal man to play up front with.

“We’re making angles; we’re working hard for the team and if you get the ball, great, but if not you have to keep making those runs because it might create space for someone else.”

Gaffney is confident despite the recent run of results.

He’s pleased the Saddlers have a game on Tuesday – away at Morecambe to put things right and feels a bit of tidying up will see results improve.

“We have to go out there on Tuesday and put in another good performance,” Gaffney said.

“If we tidy up at the back and take our chances up the other end and I think we’ll be fine.”


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