Martin O'Connor Wants His Players to Produce a 'Walsall FC Performance'

Following the news that he'd been asked to take the reins at Banks's Stadium in the wake of Dean Keates' recent sacking, Caretaker Manager Martin O'Connor has spoken to club journalists and revealed that he discussed his new role with both former boss Keates and the Saddlers squad as a whole, and been pleased with their response.
51-year-old O'Connor, who will be assisted by Andy Davies, Michael Oakes, and John Ward, went on to praise the players for their attitude, revealing that they have trained well before calling upon them to produce a 'Walsall FC performance' as they take on Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium this weekend.

Speaking via the club's official website, Martin said; "I have spoken to Dean and, while he brought me in, we both agreed that if I had the opportunity to take this team, it was one I had to take.

"We have had a long chat with the players and they have trained hard and have trained really well. I am looking forward to seeing the competitiveness in the build up to the game on Saturday and in the game on Saturday.

"Hopefully I can transfer that to the players because they need to look forward to the game as well. I know that fans aren’t happy with the position we are in the league at the moment.

"I would be the same if I paid my hard-earned money but what we have got to do now is give something back to them. The only way I can do that, and the players can do that, is to perform.

"If the performance levels are good enough then we will get the win we so desperately need. If they aren’t, then we won’t get the result. It’s as simple as that. People complicate football too much.

"Yes, you have got to show passion and desire but you have got to have a controlled element as well and I have learned that since I have finished playing. I have learned to be more controlled.

"I am still passionate and I still have plenty of desire and I want my players to have that. In the game against Accrington, I want the performance from the players to be a Martin O’Connor performance - a Walsall FC performance."
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