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Robbie Willmott: "We need to take the pressure of the defenders"

23 February 2023

Club News

Robbie Willmott: "We need to take the pressure of the defenders"

23 February 2023

Saddlers midfielder Robbie Willmott is keen for the team to start turning draws into wins following a fifth successive draw on Tuesday night in the league.

Willmott came back into the side on Tuesday evening after missing out against Newport County on Saturday afternoon due to being on loan from the Exiles.

The 0-0 draw against Crewe gave the Saddlers their 12th clean sheet in all competitions and now Willmott wants the team to start being more clinical in the final third to take the pressure off the back line.

“It’s a frustrated mood in the dressing room,” he began. “It’s one where we have felt that we probably could have come away with five wins from five rather than five draws.

“It’s another point and we can keep building on that tally. I know it’s frustrating but we have just got to carry on doing what we are doing.

“Tonight we probably just needed that little bit of quality in the final third and maybe it would have gone our way but we were pushing and I think everyone could see that.

“We are as frustrated as anyone but it’s onto Hartlepool and hopefully we can find that spark.

“Defensively I think we are brilliant. The three centre halves, the goalkeeper, they’re absolutely outstanding.

“12 clean sheets is a great record and we can still get more this season. We need to start taking the pressure off the defenders and start putting our chances away.”


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