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Scrimshaw: "We need to get back on track"

23 November 2020

Walsall striker Jake Scrimshaw feels tomorrow’s trip to Newport County will provide the team with the perfect opportunity to get back on track after their 3-0 defeat to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

The 20-year-old made his first league start at the Jonny-Rocks stadium and came close to scoring in the first half when he struck the crossbar.

Scrimshaw is now focused on responding positively against the Exiles tomorrow night and the striker is keen to get back on the right path quickly.

"We know we need to get back on track,” said Scrimshaw.

"Tuesday is another game and is a good way to get going again to try and get three points.

"We have to watch them, see what we can do.

"We all know we have to bounce back and try and get three points or a point.

"It comes down to our character and our attitude.

"Work hard and hopefully we get something out of Tuesday night.”

Scrimshaw felt the Saddlers can take encouragement from their first half display against Cheltenham but he also admitted the second half performance was not good enough.

He stressed the team need to start converting their chances after he came agonisingly close to giving Walsall the lead in the first half.

"It was fine margins, it's just one of those things," added Scrimshaw.

"They are chances we need to be putting away. We've had chances throughout the game and it changes the game if we go in at 1-0.

"I thought in the first half we were very good.

"We had chances, it could have got us ahead and we should have had a penalty.

"But second half it just wasn't good enough and we've conceded sloppy goals. It's cost us three points.”

You can watch tomorrow’s match live on iFollow by purchasing a match pass for £10 here.

Kick-Off is at 7pm.


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