Nicky Devlin: "We Have to Go & Make it Happen For Ourselves" Nicky Devlin: "We Have to Go & Make it Happen For Ourselves"
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Nicky Devlin: "We Have to Go & Make it Happen For Ourselves"

Walsall right-back Nicky Devlin has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend's League One six-pointer with Northampton Town and admitted that it is time for the players to step up and ensure the Saddlers remain in the third tier of English football for at least another season.
The Scottish defender, who joined the Saddlers from Ayr United last summer, admitted that the team can't keep relying on other sides faltering as they have to go out and make it happen for themselves.

Nicky, who was speaking via the Express & Star, said; "It’s down to us – listen if we don’t get out of this position we have got nobody to blame but ourselves. With the results over the past few weeks – even though we have not been picking up good results – we seem to have kept it in our hands. But we can’t keep relying on other teams. We need to get ourselves out of this position. We are in a position where it’s in our hands but we can’t keep hoping for favours. We have to go and make it happen for ourselves."

The 24-year-old, who has made thirty-four appearances so far this season, then went on to admit that given both teams need to secure the win, he is expecting a tight, scrappy affair, he continued; "It’s going to be a tough game, they have hit a bit of form at the perfect time. But we know how big this game is. I’m expecting it to be fast, with a high tempo. It’s probably going to be one of those where there is not much quality in the game.

"It’s going to be the team that makes the least mistakes – or the team that has a player produce a bit of magic – that wins it. But it’s our final home game of the season. The club have put on an offer that has hopefully made it accessible for everyone. We need our fans more than ever this weekend and we appreciate the backing we get. If we can get a few more through the door, hopefully, they will help push us on and be that extra bit we need to get three points."
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