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Taylor: Saddlers will be raring to go

6 December 2021

Walsall Head Coach Matt Taylor is confident his team will be fired up for Tuesday night’s clash with Crawley Town and is keen to ensure losing doesn’t become a habit.

The Saddlers will be aiming to get back to winning ways and pick up three points that could take them into the top half of the table.

Taylor admitted tomorrow’s match is a big one for the team and hopes his side can put an end to their losing run.

“The players haven’t been in this situation this season where losing will not become a habit here,” Taylor said.

“What we need to do is make sure that on Tuesday night, first and foremost, we pick a team that is going to give everything physically and can because we have had quite a few games recently and that takes its toll on players but I am confident in the group that come Tuesday night they are going to be ready and raring to go for what is another huge game for us back here and we need to get back to winning ways, let’s not make any bones about the situation, I want three points here on Tuesday night.”

It was frustration for the Saddlers on Saturday as they bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup after a narrow defeat to Swindon Town.

On balance, Taylor felt his side deserved a replay after a closely fought contest.

“In terms of the result, I thought we were worthy of at least a draw,” he commented.

“It seemed that every decision went against us slightly but if we are not going to convert the chances that we create, we’ve got to be better and more resolute at the back and not give away goals.

“It’s a tough one for me to take because I thought the players gave me, the staff and their team mates everything they had out on the pitch.

“We competed extremely well and you have to understand that they are a team that are on top form in our league and I thought we did more than enough not to lose that game. I think it should most definitely have been a replay.”

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