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Pring feels the Saddlers are improving defensively

13 February 2020

Walsall defender Cameron Pring believes the team are improving defensively after a solid display away at Newport County on Tuesday night.

The Saddlers held firm to leave South Wales with a 0-0 draw and record their first clean sheet since New Year’s Day.

Walsall have conceded a number of goals from set pieces in recent weeks but the 21-year-old now feels they have overcome those issues and is keen to continue in the same vein in the coming weeks.

“Recently we’ve been talking through it and we’ve realised what’s been going wrong,” said Pring.

“Considering we haven’t dealt with corners and set pieces well recently, the boys will take a lot of positives from that considering they’re one of the best teams at doing it so there’s a lot of positives that we’ll take into the next game.”

Darrell Clarke’s side have had a positive week on the road having collected four points from two tough games against Forest Green Rovers and Newport County.

Pring is now looking to take that confidence into Saturday’s game against high-flying Northampton and try to replicate their away form at the Banks’s Stadium.

He was also pleased to help the Saddlers keep their 14th clean sheet of the season against his former club. 

“As a defender that’s what you want,” he commented.

 “We could have had a bit more quality on the ball going forward but the boys dug in well and that’s what you want as a defender.

“We just need to turn that home form into the away form. I don’t know why we struggle at home but we’ll try to fix it.”


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