Walsall midfielder Stuart Sinclair insists the team will work hard to cut mistakes out of their games as they look for more consistency.
After a four-match winning run earlier in December, the Saddlers had a disappointing run of results during festive period.
Darrell Clarke’s side have a two-week break to work at the training ground as they look to bounce back against Oldham Athletic on January 16th and the 33-year-old is keen to ensure that when they do return to action, they are on the right side of the fine margins.
“I still think for us it’s consistency, making sure we are consistent and we make ourselves tough to beat and do the right things in the right areas and we build from there,” Sinclair said.
“I think sometimes we have lax moments and that’s what causes us not to be consistent so that is something we have to work on, look at and self-evaluate over the next two weeks to make sure that when we come back, we’re making those margins even tighter and cutting out those little mistakes that we are making to swing the other way.”
“We were on a good run and we were playing well so to lose the three is disappointing, just to keep the consistency is what we really needed to do and we have to go back to the training ground, evaluate and make sure that in two weeks that we’re ready and pushing.”
Sinclair made his first start since the Papa John’s Trophy defeat to Oxford United on November 10th and his first in Sky Bet League Two since the 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town on October 31st.
While the midfielder would be keen to play on Tuesday and get back on the pitch, he can also see the potential benefits the upcoming break could have for the squad.
“It’s tough, I think it’s neither here or there,” he commented.
“We just need to make sure we train properly and we do the right things. I think for some of the lads it’s probably good that they have a break and they recover and mentally take a break but for me personally I am champing at the bit so I’d be quite happy to play on Tuesday.”