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White reflects on Salford defeat

21 April 2021

Walsall defender Hayden White admitted the team fell short of the standards expected of them against Salford City on Tuesday night.

The Saddlers suffered at 2-0 defeat on a disappointing night at the Banks’s Stadium.

The 26-year-old insists the team need work hard and improve over the final three games of the season and reach the standards that everyone expects.

“I think we all need to have a long look in the mirror at ourselves after that performance,” White admitted.

“The standard of that performance wasn’t good enough, it’s not the standard that the gaffer has set for us, he’s been first class with every single one of us since he’s come in and he’s given us an opportunity to play more football than we were playing before and express ourselves.

“As you saw, we didn’t do that and that’s down to us. We have to get back on the training field, keep working hard and try and improve for the last couple of games.”

White started against Salford and featured for 65 minutes before he was substituted.

Fellow defender Dan Scarr came on as he returned from an injury that has kept him out for five and a half weeks.

White welcomed Scarr’s return from his injury lay off and the added competition for places.

“Scarry’s been good, he’s come in and it’s difficult to come on in a game like that and make a good account for yourself,” he commented.

“It’s good to have him back and I’m sure the gaffer will make decisions on who plays from now on in.

“These will be the players that will go out there, wear their heart on their sleeves and show more than we showed (last night) for Walsall Football Club.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s trip to Scunthorpe and the game will be shown live on iFollow.

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