24/08/2017

Whitney Pleased With Walsall's Recent Tactical Switch

Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has discussed his side's recent tactical switch, which he believes is enabling his squad to show their true potential.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Bradford City, and has discussed his squad's recent change in formation, which has seen the side switch from 4-4-2 to 3-5-2.

Jon, who was speaking via the Express & Star, backed his side to make the most of their newfound attacking edge, he said; "As a team we have to make sure we have an attacking threat but we don’t want to leave ourselves open. Tactically, I think the players really understand three at the back now.

"We are okay with a 4-4-2 and we have that nailed down. But they enjoy the three as well. For me, it’s about distance and the press – and trying to keep some energy in the tank so we can do it for 90 minutes.

"But I think this group can do that. We finished really strong at Portsmouth and nearly won it – if we had I would have done a David Pleat down the touchline. Overall though I was pleased for the lads. They’ll hopefully get a bit of credit for how they are performing and battling for the team, and for the shirt."

The manager then went on to discuss how the system enables him to make the most of 'Mr. Versatile' Joe Edwards. You can read the full interview, here.

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