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Dan Scarr: "We've Just Got to Be Better"

Saddlers defender Dan Scarr has admitted the team need to become more ruthless if they are to return to winning ways.
Walsall defender Dan Scarr has spoken to club journalists following the Saddlers' disappointing defeat to bottom-of-the-table Southend United at the weekend.

Scarr, who made his sixteenth appearance of the season on Saturday afternoon, admitted he and his teammates have to take responsibility and perform better as they suffered their third defeat in three all-competition outings.

Following a duo of cup defeats - an FA Cup - First Round defeat to Bristol Rovers and EFL Trophy lass at the hands of Oxford United - a late Emile Acquah goal secured the win for the Shrimpers wrapping up a frustrating afternoon for those in red.

Along with the visitors' goal, which came two minutes from full-time, the Saddlers also missed an opportunity from the penalty spot as Elijah Adebayo's effort smashed off the crossbar.

Scarr, who joined Walsall from Birmingham City in January 2019, insisted the team must do better in front of goal and also begin to create their own luck if they are to end this current slump.

Speaking via the club's official website, Dan said; "We keep saying it, we should have more points on the board from the games we’ve had but if the luck isn’t going your way then you’ve got to create your own luck.

"We've just got to be better. There’s no two ways about it, we’ve got to be better if we want to do well in this league.

"You’ve got to take it to teams, you’ve got to be better on the ball, you’ve got to be better defensively and you can’t have the sloppy mistakes.

"We’ve got to take responsibility. I think sometimes we lack that someone to take hold of the game and take it to them and we just need to be better."

With the Saddlers winning just one of their four all-competition outings so far in November, Scarr insists the team remain confident and believe in their ability, but does admit they have to become more ruthless with their chances.

Dan added; "We do believe in ourselves. We know we’re a good team. When we've played some of the better sides, we’ve run all over them so we know what we’re capable of and I think we’re a good team.

"We’re strong, we’re good going forward, we get chances and we don’t let teams score a lot of goals so all the signs are there, we just need to be that little bit more ruthless."

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