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Josh Gordon Keen to Kick On Following Bantams Brace

Josh Gordon Keen to Kick On Following Bantams Brace

Gordon, a former Stafford Rangers and Leicester City prospect, was given a huge task as teammate Andy Cook received his marching orders just six-minutes into the match, forcing Josh to take a more central role. changing much of what he and his teammates had worked on in training over the week.

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Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Summer signing Cook, who has bagged sixteen goals in his first season in the EFL, was given a straight red card by referee Brett Huxtable with just six-minutes on the clock following a mid-air collision with Nathaniel Knight-Percival, the two players competing to win a header.

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Dean Keates 'Never Doubted' Josh Gordon

Dean Keates 'Never Doubted' Josh Gordon

Keates, who had seen his side secure their first victory in six league outings, believes that Gordon - who bagged a brace to help his side edge ever so slightly away from the relegation zone - displayed both endeavour and strength of character as he stood up to the challenge after teammate Andy Cook was sent off.

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Dean Keates: "They Gave Absolutely Everything"

Dean Keates: "They Gave Absolutely Everything"

The Saddlers, who had lost each of their previous five league outings, went into the match in desperate need of both a positive result and improved performance following a spell of dismal form, which had seen manager Keates come under increasing pressure.

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Match Report: Walsall 3 Bradford City 2

Both the Saddlers and Bantams arrived at this weekend's match in desperate need of three points as their respective battles against relegation hadn't really got going, and, with just thirteen games remaining, time was running out to put things right.

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Dean Keates: "To An Extent, It's Our FA Cup Final"

Dean Keates: "To An Extent, It's Our FA Cup Final"

The Saddlers have been in dismal form as of late, losing each of their last five league outings, and are in desperate need of a win as they sit just two points above the relegation zone heading into the clash with the Bantams, a side also scrambling to secure themselves a place in League One for next season.

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Joe Edwards: 'We Have to Make Sure We Put Our Stamp on Bantams Clash'

The Saddlers have seen their season go from one of promise to one of dread as a dismal run of form, including eight defeats in their last nine league outings, has pushed them to within two points of the relegation zone with just thirteen games remaining.

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Head to Head: v Bradford City

Head to Head: v Bradford City

The Saddlers and Bantams have met on forty-eight previous occasions and its our visitors who hold an overall lead having won fifteen times compared to the Saddlers' thirteen.

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It's Ready, Steady, Go for the Health & Well-Being Mascot Race!

It's Ready, Steady, Go for the Health & Well-Being Mascot Race!

Teaming up with leading mental health charity, the Kaleidoscope Plus Group, and main club sponsors HomeServe, the Black Country-based trio have been working together on a fun-packed schedule for fans to enjoy. Matchday activities will also help raise vital funds so the charity can continue to support more than 9,000 people a year.

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Walsall's Players Set for a 'Long Week' of Training

Walsall's Players Set for a 'Long Week' of Training

Keates has seen his side struggle for form over recent weeks - losing each of their last five league outings - putting them at the foot of the form guide, and the gaffer believes that he and his squad have plenty to work on heading into the clash with the Bantams.

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Luke Leahy: Walsall 'Nowhere Near Good Enough'

The Saddlers arrived at last weekend's match on the back of a duo of victories; including a Leahy-inspired win over Coventry City, and an Emirates FA Cup - Second Round triumph over Sunderland, and looked to build upon those results as they visited the struggling Bantams' Valley Parade.

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Dean Keates: "I Can't Defend That Performance"

Dean Keates: "I Can't Defend That Performance"

The manager, who watched as his side conceded four unanswered goals - three during a dismal second-half - couldn't hide his frustration as he called upon his team to 'grow up' and begin to learn from their mistakes as he refused to defend their terrible awayday showing.

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Match Report: Bradford City 4 Walsall 0

The Saddlers arrived at this afternoon's match in search of their third win in eight days having defeated Coventry City last weekend before knocking Sunderland out of the FA Cup on Tuesday evening.

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