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Rose pleased with return to the side

7 April 2021

Walsall goalkeeper Jack Rose was pleased to pick up a clean sheet on his return to the side.

The 26-year-old made his first start since December and has had to be patient to wait for an opportunity.

The Saddlers came away with a point and a clean sheet against Leyton Orient on Monday and Rose was pleased with his and the team’s performance and felt he took his chance.

“I was frustrated from a few months ago when I got injured,” said Rose.

“I was in the team and then I wasn’t in the team but I’ve managed to get myself back in the team.

“I’ve bide my time, worked hard in training and all you can do when you get an opportunity is take it with both hands and a clean sheet is always good for that.

“A big part of my game is communication and organising, getting people in the right positions makes my job easier.

“If I get someone to do the defending early then maybe I don’t get the shot or the cross that I have to take.

“Everyone worked hard and the important thing with communication is I can only tell people, they have to be willing to do it.

"Everyone was working for everyone and battling for each other and that’s what you get when you come to places like this, you get a point.”

The Saddlers have drawn their last four matches and have lost just one of their last six games but are still looking for their first win under Brian Dutton.

Rose believes the team are closing in on a victory and insists the team approach every game with a positive mindset.

“We always look to get a win,” he commented.

“We never come into games to settle for a draw, trying not to lose the game, you always go into a game wanting to win and we don’t think it’s that far away.

“We’ve got a very good base, very solid and it’s just that little bit of quality in the final third.

“Sometimes it takes a bit of individual magic or a screamer from thirty yards just to get you that first win and that’s what we’re waiting for.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s game against Forest Green Rovers.

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