George Dobson 'Confident' Heading into Saturday's Season-Ending Clash

Walsall captain George Dobson has spoken ahead of this weekend's season-ending League One clash with near-rivals Shrewsbury Town, and insisted that he is confident the Saddlers can pull off a “Great Escape” and avoid relegation from League One.
The Saddlers, who arrive at the match in twenty-second position, one point from safety, and with plenty of work to do as they must defeat the already safe Shrews on the final day and then hope at least two other results go their way if they are to remain in the third tier for another campaign.

Dobson and his side head into the final game of the season on the back of last weekend's welcome win over Peterborough United, a result which saw the Saddlers produce one of their performances of the season to bag three unanswered goals on their way to a much-needed victory.

Speaking via the club's official website, George said; "It will be a great escape. We were written off. I think a lot of people before the Peterborough game felt that we were down. But we aren’t. There is still a lot of fight left in the dressing room.

"Even though we were written off, we have come back and put in a really good performance and got a really good result. We went out and beat a team who have gone on to beat Portsmouth on Tuesday night. That should give us a lot of confidence.

"All we can do now is get three points and if we get three points, we’ll have a good chance. We need a little bit of luck, but all we can do is win and hope the other results go our way. I am optimistic and confident Saturday will be one of those special days where it ends with us celebrating.”

The 21-year-old former Arsenal and West Ham United prospect who, if selected, will be making his forty-fourth appearance of the season at the weekend, is calling for a repeat of last Saturday's Peterborough performance, admitting the team played with a freedom that has been missing for much of the campaign.

Dobbo added; "That’s been our biggest problem this season – we’ve just not played with freedom. We’ve not taken enough risks. We’ve been a bit too scared to get on the ball.

"Peterborough was probably the best we have passed the ball all season. We actually got on it and it showed what we can do. We were up against a team going for the play-offs and played them off the park comfortably.

"That should give us a lot of confidence going into this weekend. Obviously, there is the added pressure of the game, but you can’t think like that – it’s just a game of football at the end of the day.

"We have just got to go there and play on the front foot. It’s going to be a great encounter. We are taking a brilliant support. We’ve sold out already which will hopefully give us that extra few per cent.

"If we perform like we did against Peterborough, I’m very confident we can win and then we’ll need a bit of luck."
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