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Osadebe: "I just need that one"

3 November 2020

Walsall midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe believes he will go on a scoring run once he opens his account for the Saddlers and feels the team are not too far away from turning draws into wins.

The 24-year-old came agonisingly close to breaking his duck for the Saddlers when his sweet volley struck the crossbar against Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Osadebe has been denied by a combination of the woodwork and fine goalkeeping in search of his first Walsall goal but he believes it’s only a matter of time before himself and the team find their scoring touch.

"I genuinely feel like I need just that one,” Osadebe said.

"I've hit the crossbar or post four times and I've had chances where the goalkeeper has saved two or three.

"I just need that one. I feel that if I get it, that's it, the team and I will keep scoring.

“We feel like we’re nearly there because it’s fine lines. I score mine and then the one goes in at the end – its 3-1 (on Saturday) but I feel like the frustration is there because we keep having to come back but we definitely feel like we get that one win, that’s it.”

The Saddlers will be looking for their first victory in five league games when they take on in-form Crawley Town at the Banks’s Stadium this evening and Osadebe believes Walsall have the quality to pick up three points and has called on the team to play on the front foot from the outset.

"We're at home so we should dominate and put the game away early,” he commented.

"It's about turning up, enjoying the build-up and doing it. We're positive, 100 per cent positive and we can get that win at home.

"We take each game as it comes, win after win is the aim.

"We have the players here and the quality. We have defensive quality, midfield quality and forward quality.”

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