Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Whitney - EFL Trophy Clash is a Chance for Fringe Players to Impress

Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening's EFL Trophy clash with Oldham Athletic, and has revealed that he plans to make changes to his starting line-up with a view to next weekend's League One clash with Bradford City.
Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening's EFL Trophy clash with Oldham Athletic, and has revealed that he plans to make changes to his starting line-up with a view to next weekend's League One clash with Bradford City.

Speaking via Saddlers.co.uk, Jon said; "We know we have got Mansfield in the next round if we get through, and if we can win these two games then suddenly it’s the quarter-finals.

"We want to go as far as we can in this competition. It’s the only cup we are in and we want to stay in it. If we play to our potential we know we can win these two games.

"Tonight is a chance as well to have a look at a couple of players, and I’ll pick a team based on some thoughts for the weekend. Players are playing for places and this is a chance for them to impress me and my coaches.

"But it’s important I don’t come away from the fact my young players have got us this far. They have won three out of three and I want them to keep playing. We also understand now that it’s the last 32, but I also need to try out a few things for the visit of Bradford on Saturday."

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