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George Dobson: Walsall Must Give Everything to Avoid the Drop

Walsall midfielder George Dobson has spoken to club journalists following last weekend's disappointing defeat to AFC Wimbledon, which saw the Saddlers surrender a two-goal lead to lose by three-goals-to-two, and has admitted that the overall performance was simply not good enough.
George, who has made seventeen first-team appearances since returning to the club on a permanent basis in January, admitted that he and his teammates are disappointed as they failed to build upon their strong half-time position, but insisted that they will be giving everything to make sure that it doesn't happen again.

Speaking via the club's official website - Saddlers.co.uk, the 20-year-old former West Ham United prospect said; "The boys are disappointed but we’re fuming as well. We put ourselves in a position we should never have put ourselves in.

"First half, we came out and played the way we have wanted to play, but we can’t understand what we’ve done. It wasn’t good enough for the fans, and for us in general as players, to play the way we did. At this time of the season, it’s simply not good enough.

"We’ve still got it in our own hands, which is the main thing. This is a sucker-punch and we need to come back next Saturday at Scunthorpe and react in a positive way. We need to make sure we give everything and go down fighting because none of us want to be in League Two next season. We are going to give everything for the club and the team to make sure that doesn’t happen."

Dobson then went on to talk about what went wrong during last weekend's defeat to Wimbledon, admitting that the Saddlers simply didn't adapt, he continued; "People always say 2-0 is one of the most difficult scorelines when you come in at half-time. They changed formation and we didn’t adapt. We conceded one and we caved in - that’s something you can’t do.

"After the first goal, we just didn’t get out. We stopped everything we were doing in the first half and we didn’t put any of that into action in the second and that’s what has ultimately killed us. We’ve let ourselves down massively but we’ve still got the opportunity to make it right and preserve our place in League One."

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