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Whitney - "The Players Need Fight to Get into the Team"

Walsall manager Jon Whitney is looking forward to the Saddlers' upcoming League One games as he will have an almost fully-fit squad to select from.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the Express & Star and discussed how, following over a week without a competitive game, he will be heading into the Saddlers' next two fixtures - League One clashes with Gillingham and Fleetwood Town, with an almost fully-fit squad to select from.

The 46-year-old, who has been under mounting pressure as his team continues to  struggle for form, also called upon his fringe players to fight for a first-team role, he said; "It’s nice to go into those games with no injuries - that is another real positive. We have got Flo training now. Callum Cockerill-Mollett is doing his running protocols.

"We should be going into the Gillingham game with a fully fit squad and they all have a chance to impress. We have now got an extended spell on the training ground which is going to be very useful.

"The players need to work hard and fight to get into the team. Some of the players grabbed a shirt with their performance at Shrewsbury on Tuesday. That is what I asked of them before the game. And now it’s up to others to impress in training if they want to start."

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