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Dean Keates Delighted With Walsall's 'Outstanding' Defensive Duo

The Saddlers arrived at their awayday clash with Nigel Clough's side on the back of last weekend's victory over Bradford City and in desperate need of a positive result with relegation still a very big possibility.

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Match Report: Burton Albion 0 Walsall 0

The Saddlers arrived at this weekend's match looking to build upon last Saturday's narrow victory over Bradford City as manager Dean Keates looked to move his side further away from the League One relegation zone.

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Dean Keates Wary of Beaten Burton

Dean Keates Wary of Beaten Burton

Keates, who recently saw his side win their first game after a run of five consecutive defeats, believes that his side can take plenty of belief from the win over Bradford City as they stood firm despite Andy Cook's early red card and went on to secure three much-needed points.

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Dean Keates: Saddlers Must Learn From Their Mistakes

Keates, who watched as his side slipped to a 3-1 defeat at home to the Brewers, thinks that Albion deserved their win but the Saddlers were also architects of their own downfall and have to react in a positive manner as the League One fixtures continue at a pace.

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WFCCP: School Partners Game This Weekend

WFCCP: School Partners Game This Weekend

The 'School Partners' initiative aims to introduce the next generation of Saddlers supporters and this weekend's group of fans have received tickets through their Walsall FC Partner School at reduced prices for this one-off game.

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Dean Keates: "We Have to Make Sure That We Turn Up"

Dean Keates: "We Have to Make Sure That We Turn Up"

Walsall-born Keates, who will be taking charge of his 100th game as a manager - including 71 at Wrexham - is hoping that his side can build upon last weekend's vicotry over Wycombe Wanderers but knows that the Brewers, who are managed by Nigel Clough, will pose a real threat when they visit Banks’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Central League Cup: Burton Albion 1 Walsall 2

The Saddlers, who are also drawn in the group alongside Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury Town, are not competing in the Central League this season but will have no shortage of action as they look to make progress in the Birmingham, Staffordshire, and Walsall Senior Cups along with the odd behind closed doors friendly.

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Central League Cup: Shrewsbury Town Fixture Postponed

The match was originally scheduled to take place at Ray Hall Lane on Tuesday, 6th November but has been postponed as the Saddlers' first-team fixture against Charlton Athletic has been rearranged for the same date.

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Dean Keates Pleased as Shuffled Saddlers Secure Victory

Dean Keates Pleased as Shuffled Saddlers Secure Victory

The manager, who made eight changes from the side that played out a goalless draw with Blackpool last weekend, was particularly happy with on-loan Wolverhampton Wanderers duo Connor Johnson and Connor Ronan, with the pair making their debuts after joining on Loan Window Deadline Day.

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Checkatrade Trophy Match Report: Burton Albion 1 Walsall 2

The Saddlers reached their midweek Checkatrade Trophy outing on the back of a busy opening spell which saw them play eight games in twenty-nine days and reach Round Two of the Carabao Cup.

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Central League Cup: Walsall to Face Shrewsbury, Burton, & Bristol Rovers

The Saddlers, who will not be taking part in the Central League this season, will play host to Shrewsbury on Tuesday, 6th November at Birmingham County FA's Ray Hall Lane headquarters, before facing Bristol Rovers at Yate Town FC on Tuesday, 11th December. The date for our match against the Brewers, which will be played away, is yet to be confirmed.

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Defensive Duo Remain on Trial as Keates Considers His Options

The duo, who played a part in the recent pre-season victory over Ajax Amsterdam, are the only remaining trialists from the five who line-up against the Dutch footballing giants and are said to be high on Keates' list of potential signings with both impressing the manager and supporters during the run up to the 2018/19 campaign.

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