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Martin O'Connor: "There Was Nothing, It Was a Non-Performance"

Martin O'Connor: "There Was Nothing, It Was a Non-Performance"

O'Connor, who is the main man at Banks's Stadium following last weekend's less-than surprising sacking of club legend Dean Keates, was unable to hide his disappointment as the Saddlers failed to make much of an impact upon relegation rivals Accrington Stanley, in a display which the 51-year-old labelled a 'non-performance'.

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Match Report: Accrington Stanley 2 Walsall 1

Interim Manager Martin O'Connor was in the dugout for his first game since taking over from Dean Keates, who was shown the door following last weekend's defeat to ten-man Oxford United.

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Martin O'Connor: "Put a Bit of Pride Back into the Shirt"

O'Connor, who is at the helm following last weekend's sacking of Dean Keates, believes his team must begin to show pride in the shirt and show that they are willing to put it all on the line for the cause if they are to end a run of form which has seen them defeated on each of their last five outings.

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George Dobson Hails 'Brilliant' Martin O'Connor

The Saddlers arrive at this weekend's clash on the back of five consecutive defeats and in dire need of both an improved performance and three points as they currently sit just one place above the foot of the League One table with just five games remaining.

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

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.

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Luke Leahy Frustrated as Slow Start Costs The Saddlers

The result saw Dean Keates' Saddlers suffer just their second defeat of the league campaign, giving them plenty of frustration to take out on near-rivals Shrewsbury Town, who they face at Banks's Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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Dean Keates: "We Don't Like Losing Games"

Keates, who had watched his side suffer just their second defeat of the league campaign, agreed that the Saddlers were not good enough as they failed to make anything out of their attacking opportunities during a frustrating afternoon at Banks's Stadium.

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Audio: Dean Keates Frustrated as Walsall Slip to Defeat

Audio: Dean Keates Frustrated as Walsall Slip to Defeat

Walsall-born Keates, who had watched as Billy Kee's seventh-minute penalty proved to be enough to secure all three points for the travellers, admitted that his side were not good enough as they failed to get back on level terms, suffering their second defeat in three league games.

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Jack Fitzwater: Walsall Working Hard to Secure More Clean Sheets

Walsall have secured just one clean sheet in the league so far this season and have developed a habit of conceding late goals, a habit which has seen them ship five goals in the final fifteen minutes of play already this season, something which has to end of they are to continue to prove their doubters wrong.

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Dean Keates: Walsall Working to Cut Out Late Goals

Dean Keates: Walsall Working to Cut Out Late Goals

The Saddlers, who have tasted defeat on just one occasion so far this season, are yet to concede a goal in the opening thirty-minutes of league football, but have shipped five in the final fifteen minutes of play, leaving themselves vulnerable to dropped points, or even defeat.

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Coleman Keen to Keep a Clean Sheet Against the Saddlers

Coleman Keen to Keep a Clean Sheet Against the Saddlers

Coleman, who led his team to last season's League Two title, has seen Stanley bounce back from their opening-day defeat to Gillingham to go unbeaten in their last eight league outings, and thinks that a clean sheet is the next thing to tick off their League One wish-list.

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Keates Pleased With Walsall's Winning Reaction

Keates Pleased With Walsall's Winning Reaction

The Saddlers will arrive at this weekend's clash with Accrington Stanley sat in fifth place in the League One table after suffering just one defeat in their opening nine league games, and Walsall-born Keates believes team spirit has been a key factor behind the early-season success.

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The Last Time We Met: Accrington Stanley

The Last Time We Met: Accrington Stanley

Ahead of Saturday's clash were taking a look back at the most recent meeting between the two sides, which was a Carling Cup - First Round match, which took place at the Crown Ground on Tuesday, 11th August 2009, and saw Stanley advance to the next stage.

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