Matthew Taylor: "It'll Take Me a Bit of Time to Get Over This One" Matthew Taylor: "It'll Take Me a Bit of Time to Get Over This One"

Matthew Taylor: "It'll Take Me a Bit of Time to Get Over This One"

Walsall Head Coach Matthew Taylor spoke to the press shortly after the Saddlers took on the Bantams at Banks's Stadium.
Walsall Head Coach Matthew Taylor spoke to the press following the Saddlers' League Two defeat to Bradford City, and admitted the result will take some time to get over.

Heading into the match on the back of three defeats in as many games, the Saddlers were in need of an improved performance, and whilst they did enter a better display than the once which preceded it, the result was the same.

Goals from Matt Daly and former Saddler Andy Cook, the striker slotting home from the spot with just a couple of minutes of normal time remaining, were enough to cancel out George Miller's first goal since October last year and break Walsall hearts.

Despite seeing their side suffering a fourth defeat on the bounce, many of the Saddlers faithful applauded the players off the pitch, in something which was a sure sign of improvement.

Speaking to the assembled media, Matthew said; "The team have done everything I asked them to do. They passed the ball with a better intensity.
 
"The energy was there, the effort, the togetherness. But sometimes you can't legislate for errors.
 
"Errors in front of their goal, and errors we've made in our box. It's a really tough one to take. The team performed exceptionally well.
 
"We were by far the best team, but it counts for nothing as we end up losing the game. That's what is disappointing for me, and it just seems we're sabotaging all the good work we do by making mistakes.
 
"Every mistake is costing us at the moment. The players, though, need to understand the levels they showed were much better.
 
"We lost the game of football and got applauded off. I didn't think it was a foul for the penalty. It's a decision that's incomprehensible, and we end up losing a game that we should have got all three points from."

The match saw the Saddlers continue their recent pattern of performance, with the odd goal-scoring opportunity squandered before their opponents make better use of one of their own.

Taylor, who is still looking to make signings before the Transfer Window closes next week, was keen to praise his players, before bemoaning the late penalty decision, with Zak Mills punished for a handball inside the area.

Matthew continued; "They were really good. When I look at the performance levels and the outrageous chances we missed, and the decision at the end, sometimes you can't legislate for those as a coach.
 
"The players will be hurt by that, but we have to take heart from being so good on the ball. We had an identity and were confident, but we've lost the game. It'll take me a bit of time to get over this one."
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