Thursday, 19 October 2017

Whitney Calls For Positivity Ahead of Doncaster Rovers Clash

Whitney Calls For Positivity Ahead of Doncaster Rovers Clash

As his side continues to struggle to string together anything resembling a good run of form, Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has called on supporters to save their protests for after this weekend's clash with Doncaster Rovers.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and reiterated his desire for supporters to aim their abuse at him, rather than the players as the team continues to struggle to turn draws into wins.

Jon, who was speaking via the Express & Star, called on supporters to back the team and save any protests for after the clash with Andy Butler's side, he said; "Sometimes the negative atmosphere can be difficult for the players. I don’t think the fans, if they are honest, can fault their effort. If they have got anything personal against me then wait until the end of the game.

"I just want them to keep behind the players. That’s what they have done in the past. If you are patient you never know where it will take us. So at Doncaster, come and let’s be positive until the end. If you want to make a statement against me – I’ve got no problem with that.

"Just wait until the end of the game because these players are putting a shift in for this club and for these fans. Being booed and being negative to some of the players is a little bit unjust."

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