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Gordon enjoying new style under Dutton

26 February 2021

Walsall striker Josh Gordon is enjoying the new style of play under Brian Dutton and feels the team will start to see the benefits of it.

The Saddlers are preparing to face Bradford City tomorrow as they look for their first win under Dutton’s stewardship.

Gordon is expecting a physical game against the Bantams but feels Walsall’s new style will be helpful tomorrow.

“Now we’re trying to start a bit of a project of trying to play out and not get sucked in to other people’s games, that should help us tomorrow,” Gordon said.

“Not allowing them to have the ball as much, to be able to go direct and us controlling possession and the game should be to our advantage.

“I think it’s helping us to retain possession more. There’s still a lot to work on because it’s completely different to what we were doing before.

“At the back, we’re starting to look better when we are winning the ball back and keeping possession. We just need to add the finer details to getting it forward to be able to create chances.

“It’s going to be a tough, physical game (tomorrow). We know the players they have ex-Walsall player (Andy) Cook is there and he’s in good form. It’s going to be physical; I reckon they’ll be direct so it’ll be a tough game.”

Gordon played alongside Caolan Lavery against Newport County in midweek and the 26-year-old enjoyed linking up with Lavery up top after enjoying a good spell as a partnership last season.

“Last season when we did play up front together, that’s when we started seeing a bit of a change in results and went on that good run of form so it’s nice to see him come back in and get the goals that he’s got so it’s nice to see him come back in.

“We work well together so wherever I’m playing on the pitch, near to him, we work together well so hopefully that can continue and we can get each other goals and push on.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s game at home to Bradford City.

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