Dean Keates: Saddlers Must Learn From Their Mistakes Dean Keates: Saddlers Must Learn From Their Mistakes
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Dean Keates: Saddlers Must Learn From Their Mistakes

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the local press ahead of Tuesday evening's Sky Bet League One clash with Charlton Athletic, and admitted that he and his team have to learn their lessons from last weekend's defeat to Nigel Clough's Burton Albion if they are to get anything from the game.
Keates, who watched as his side slipped to a 3-1 defeat at home to the Brewers, thinks that Albion deserved their win but the Saddlers were also architects of their own downfall and have to react in a positive manner as the League One fixtures continue at a pace.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Dean said; "We need to learn from Burton, I’m not taking anything away from them because they played well, but we need to look at ourselves. We have to make sure the errors that we made, the simple mistakes, don’t happen again.

"We killed ourselves against Burton. We had an input in every single goal we conceded. In the first-half we were nowhere near at it. The only good thing is we have got a game on Tuesday night. We need to learn from it, get it out our system and get a reaction.

"We have got to get ourselves ready for Charlton. We have had a reaction from every defeat we have had this season so hopefully that happens again. It’s a chance to respond. If we can win on we can go into the Play-Offs. Hopefully we will get a reaction on Tuesday that will give everyone a lift."

Whilst Keates admitted it was difficult to take positives from the defeat to Burton. But insisted the team will still be in a good position on their road to 52 points if they can get a result against Lee Bowyer’s Addicks tomorrow evening.

Dean added; "This season it’s always been a case of getting to 52 points as quickly as we can. We take stock of it, we are in a good position. But we know we need to look at ourselves, learn and re-group."
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