George Dobson Calls Upon Walsall to Be Mentally Stronger George Dobson Calls Upon Walsall to Be Mentally Stronger

George Dobson Calls Upon Walsall to Be Mentally Stronger

Walsall midfielder George Dobson has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Luton Town and admitted that he and his teammates need to have a stronger mentality if they are to improve their performances and return to form.
Dobson, who captained the Saddlers as they slipped to defeat to Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day, admitted that the team must learn to manage games as they regularly take on goals during the early stages of matches, putting them on the back-foot and giving them a mountain to climb.

George, who was speaking via the Express & Star, said; "We need to be stronger mentally. Against Bristol Rovers we have conceded two goals in the first 10 minutes. But conceding early goals has been a theme throughout the season. It’s not good enough.

"We don’t start games well enough. We’re a team that makes life harder for ourselves. You never see us winning by two or three goals. We are always having to fight for a result. We have to manage games better, we have to be stronger mentally and we have to better on the ball."

The former Arsenal and West Ham United prospect, who has formed a strong partnership with Liam Kinsella in the middle of the pitch, then went on to apologise to Saddlers supporters for their team’s dismal Boxing Day display, before looking back at recent displays, then promising fans that performances will improve, beginning this weekend.

He continued; "The fans pay good money to watch us and displays like the one against Bristol Rovers aren’t worthy of their money. I can only apologise. You just cannot perform like that. Going into that game we set ourselves up with a good performance and a good point at Peterborough.

"But you have to kick on. We have now put ourselves in a position where we have to perform. And we will. Luton are the most form team in England. But we have to show a reaction.

"This is where we have to stand up and be counted and get some results. We have got two tough games against Luton and Charlton and we don’t want to be looking over our shoulders."
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