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Sadler: "We're in a good place"

5 November 2020

Walsall Player-Coach Mat Sadler says the squad are in a good place after their 1-0 victory over Crawley Town on Tuesday night.

Sadler scored the only goal of the game on his first league appearance of the season to secure a crucial victory for the Saddlers.

The 35-year-old believes Walsall earned their luck having had a frustratingly high amount of draws this season but he now believes they are in a good position to kick on.

"We're in a good place as a group, which is the main thing,” said Sadler.  “There's a real togetherness and bond.

"It's very difficult to make that happen but we've got it. I have the benefit of being on both sides and can see that.

"That can take you places. There's other factors in that and a bit of luck along the way doesn't harm but this was a good win going into two cup games now.

"It's relentless but it's enjoyable.”

The defender was delighted to get on the scoresheet on Tuesday but also felt for his centre-back partner Dan Scarr who got the initial header before Sadler prodded home the rebound.

"I was just joking with Scarr because he told me at the last minute to move to the back post,” explained Sadler.

"Obviously he got the header, it doesn't go in, and so I've nicked his goal basically, so I'll take that. It fell to me nicely.

"It's nice to be on that side of it. We've had a couple strokes of luck in the game but sometimes you need that.”

Walsall now turn their attention to the FA Cup where they take on Darrell Clarke’s former club Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

The game will be broadcast live on iFollow and you can purchase a match pass for £10 here.


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