Dean Keates Pleased With Walsall's Rebuilt Attacking Line

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Gillingham, and praised his recently rebuilt strike-force, going on to back them to keep up their strong start to the campaign.
Keates, who recruited Andy Cook, Morgan Ferrier, and Josh Gordon over the summer, admits that it is still early days but is happy with what he has seen from his new front-line, especially with the partnership between Cook and Ferrier already beginning to bear fruit.

Along with his summer signings the gaffer also has youngsters Mitchel Candlin and Dylan Parker to call on, the duo, who form part of the club's development side along with offering an option from the bench, are desperate to get into the side.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Dean said; "They are players that keep going, they have a rawness and a desire that I want from my players. It’s still early days but with Morgs and Cookie you can see signs of a partnership growing.

"Morgan only turned up on the Friday before the Plymouth game. It was straight in at the deep end. They are hungry and Josh Gordon is exactly the same. He has had a short period in the under-23s at Leicester. But before he went there, he came through men’s football.

"He will have that know-how of being in the box and what you need to do to score goals. I have got three forwards who are all desperate to force their way into the team. And I have got a couple of young lads backing them up who want to be part of it as well."
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