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Dean Keates: "There Were a Lot of Positives to Take Out of the Game"

Dean Keates: "There Were a Lot of Positives to Take Out of the Game"

The manager, who saw his side bounce back from going two goals down to lead by three-goals-to-two late on, only for the Silkmen to equalise in second-half stoppage time, admitted that he was disappointed to see his side exit the tournament and confirmed that there will be things to work on when the players return to training.

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Match Report: Walsall 3 Macclesfield Town 3 - Silkmen Win 3-1 on Penalties

Walsall arrived at Tuesday evening's match in search of an all-too-rare place in the Third Round. Dean Keates side, who were yet to taste defeat in the 2018/19 campaign, have been in superb form, despite being among may pundits favourites for relegation.

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Dean Keates: "Macclesfield Will Give Us a Big Test"

Dean Keates: "Macclesfield Will Give Us a Big Test"

The manager, who has already seen his side eclipse last season's EFL Cup performance following their Round One triumph over Tranmere Rovers, went on to talk about the possibility of facing a Premier League side in the next round, admitting that the Silkmen will be keen to achieve the same thing.

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Carabao Cup: Round Two Draw

Carabao Cup: Round Two Draw

Dean Keates' Saddlers have been rewarded for their Round One victory over Tranmere Rovers by being drawn against last season's National League Champions, Macclesfield Town, with the match set to take place at Banks's Stadium during the week commencing Monday, 27th August.

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Carabao Cup: Walsall to Play Macclesfield Town in Round Two

Carabao Cup: Walsall to Play Macclesfield Town in Round Two

Dean Keates' side, who easily defeated League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers by three-goals-to-one on Tuesday evening, have reached the second stage of the competition for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign, during which they welcomed Premier League giants Chelsea to Banks's Stadium.

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Carabao Cup Match Report: Tranmere Rovers 1 Walsall 3

Walsall arrived at this evening's match in good form having taken four points from a possible six in their opening League One games. The Saddlers exited the competition at the First Round stage last season and were keen to go at least one step further as tackled Micky Mellon's side at Prenton Park.

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Keates Backs Andy Cook to Take the Game to Tranmere

Cook, who bagged twenty-eight goals for the Super Whites last season, joined the Saddlers on a two-year deal over the summer and has been backed to take on his former side in the same way he does all of his opponents, with Keates insisting that the 27-year-old just wants to score goals.

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Dean Keates: Momentum is Key Heading into Cup Clash

Keates, who has seen his side take four points from a possible six so far this season, insisted that he will send his team out with the same attitude as they have in their league outings, with a desire to dominate proceedings by playing on the front foot.

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Referees Given More Power to Punish Badly-Behaved Managers

Referees Given More Power to Punish Badly-Behaved Managers

From the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign yellow and red cards will be shown to managers as part of a major shakeup to improve touchline behaviour. The new rules, which work in a similar way to cards for players, will be also be used in the Emirates FA Cup and will punish managers who are 'guilty of irresponsible behaviour'.

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Andy Cook 'Shocked' as He Prepares to Make a Swift Return to Tranmere

Andy Cook 'Shocked' as He Prepares to Make a Swift Return to Tranmere

27-year-old Cook, who scored twenty-eight goals in forty-five first-team appearances for Rovers last season including bagging a goal during the side's National League Play-Off Final victory over Boreham Wood, will officially join the Saddlers on Sunday, 1st July after turning down a new deal with the Wirral-based side.

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