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Facey: "The train is back on track"

10 February 2020

Walsall defender Shay Facey was pleased to help the Saddlers get back on track against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

The Saddlers found themselves 2-0 up courtesy of Josh Gordon and Wes McDonald before Josh March pulled one back for Rovers.

The hosts pushed for a late leveller but the Saddlers held firm to earn a crucial three points.

Apart from the set piece that led to Forest Green’s goal, Facey was pleased with Walsall’s defensive shape and was delighted to return to winning ways.

“We’ve been searching for it (the victory) haven’t we?" Facey said.

“It finally came, we’ve got the train back on track so hopefully we can take the momentum into a busy week.

“We’ve got good shape off the ball and we’ve got willing runners and players who are willing to fill in positions when players are out of position so we are a hard team to break down.

“Unfortunately, the curse of the set piece goals conceded is continuing and we’ll be looking to fix that, being our main priority going into Tuesday.”

Facey is back in the team after he returning from injury against Crewe Alexandra last week.

The 25-year-old is now working on reaching his peak fitness levels.

“I had a quad strain. It’s just a bit of ongoing tightness but there’s nothing to worry about, personally I’d prefer to be a little bit fitter and that’s what I’m working towards,” he explained.

 “My job as a player is to focus on being available for selection for the manager and that’s all I can do. I have to train hard so it’s not a case of holding back to try and get ready for the game, you have to get through a good week of training to be able to come and perform and that’s what I’ll be doing.”


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