Dean Keates Expects Luton Town to Provide a Tough Test Dean Keates Expects Luton Town to Provide a Tough Test
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Dean Keates Expects Luton Town to Provide a Tough Test

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the local press ahead of this afternoon's Sky Bet League One clash with Luton Town and admitted that the 10th placed Hatters will pose a test as he seeks to guide his side to another three points.
Walsall-born Keates, who took on Luton a few times as a player when at Wrexham, believes that the Saddlers can make the most of the tight, intimidating surroundings at Kenilworth Road, insisting that they will be a good test for the boys from the Banks's.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Dean said; "I played there a few times as a player with Wrexham. It was always one those places you wanted to play at. It’s that close, it’s that tight, and for me, when I played, I enjoyed that. I didn’t mind if people tried to intimidate me, you can use that to bring the best out of you.

"It will be a difficult game. Luton have good variation. They mix the play and try and play through you. They came up last year and they want to go up again so it’s going to be a good test."

The Saddlers arrive at this weekend's clash without tasting defeat on the road in the league so far this season but the manager doesn’t feel there is a specific reason results on the road have been better than those at the Banks’s Stadium, although he admitted that things may have gone their way a little more when playing on the road.

Dean added; "I think when you are the away team you can play a little more compact, a bit more disciplined and then the home team has to come at you. That’s probably been the case at our place sometimes. But overall we have done well.

"I’m pleased with the way things are going. Things could be better, things could be a lot worse. I think maybe one or two times things have gone for us a bit more away from home.

"You look at the Shrewsbury game we had at home, how we haven’t won that game I’ve got no idea. We had a couple cleared off the line, a few decisions didn’t go our way. It just shows, you need that little bit of luck at times."
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