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Scarr: "Confidence was always high"

21 December 2020

Walsall defender Dan Scarr insists the squad always maintained confidence but is pleased to see their belief and quality come to fruition on the pitch.

The Saddlers have won four games on the bounce and are currently six unbeaten in what’s been a strong December so far with Scarr scoring three times during the month.

The 25-year-old was delighted with the character the team showed to twice come back from losing positions to Port Vale and says confidence is high in the camp.

"We had confidence anyway when we weren't getting wins,” Scarr said.

"Winning gives us more confidence but the confidence was high in the squad anyway.

"We know what quality we've got, it's just implementing it on the games.

"This season we've had a bit more about us.

"We know if we go a goal down, we have that character and the quality to bring it back.

"We never feel that we're beaten until it's done. I'd like to go 1-0 up and stay there but it's great character from the boys who dug in.

"It can be disheartening, especially going 2-0 down at half-time, but we got in and regrouped.

"The gaffer gave us some words of encouragement and new tactics and it came off.”

Scarr and striker Jake Scrimshaw both scored a brace in last Saturday’s thrilling 4-3 win over Port Vale.

The defender was full of praise for the 20-year-old forward and admitted that he wouldn’t like to come up against him.

"I'd hate to mark him,” Scarr commented.

"He's been excellent in other games. He's non-stop.

"He reminds me of Craig Mackail-Smith, he runs in behind, harries you and he's strong.

"Now he's started adding a couple of finishes to his game. He always finds himself in those little holes or runs off the shoulder.

"As a defender when you're a bit under the cosh and you need that outlet, he did that perfectly.

"From the first couple of games I thought he was a good player and he's impacted every game he's played.

"He gives us that threat in behind, I'd hate to mark him.

"He doesn't give you a minute's rest and chases things down. He's stronger than he looks for his size.

"He's doing really well and I take my hat off to him.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Boxing Day’s trip to Salford City.

You can watch the game live on iFollow by purchasing a match pass here.

Kick-off is at 3pm.

 


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