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Dean Keates Frustrated By EFL Trophy Defeat

Dean Keates Frustrated By EFL Trophy Defeat

The gaffer, who saw his side slip to a 2-1 defeat in front of a small crowd at the Shrews' Montgomery Waters Meadow, believes that his team's display matched the flat atmosphere at the stadium as there were so few fans in attendance as supporters make their feelings towards the competition known.

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Joe Edwards Edges Closer to Full Time Return With Checkatrade Cameo

28-year-old, Gloucester-born Edwards hasn't started a game since rupturing his cruciate knee ligament against Blackburn Rovers in February, and has been working hard alongside Head Physio Marc Czuczman in a bid to get back to full fitness.

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Dean Keates: "It Was a Strange Game"

The manager, who made eight changes to his side following last weekend's Emirates FA Cup - First Round victory over Coventry City, had already secured a place in the last 32 and opted to use the match to give some of the squad's fringe players a taste of first-team football as he prepares for another hectic few weeks of action which will see the Saddlers play at least nine times between now and the end of the year.

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Checkatrade Trophy: Walsall 1 Port Vale 2

The Saddlers reached Tuesday evening's outing following Saturday's Emirates FA Cup - First Round victory over Coventry City, a win which saw them withstand a Sky Blues comeback to reach Round Two.

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Alfie Bates Makes Senior Debut

17-year-old Bates, who also operates as an attacking midfielder, was named among the Saddlers' starting XI as they played host to Boro at the Banks's on Tuesday evening, with the Reds looking to build upon their opening group victory over Burton Albion.

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Checkatrade Trophy: Walsall 3 Middlesbrough U21s 1

The Saddlers reached their midweek Checkatrade Trophy outing following Saturday's last-gasp victory over Bristol Rovers, Kieron Morris' injury-time winner proving enough to secure all three points for Dean Keates' side. .

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Dean Keates Keen to Build Upon 'Deserved' Win Over Bristol Rovers

Keates, who has seen his side suffer just two league defeats so far this season, believes that the Saddlers deserved the win and showed just how much they wanted the points by standing firm and remaining patient before bagging the winning goal in the closing stages of second-half injury time.

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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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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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Middlesbrough Added to Walsall's Checkatrade Trophy Group

Middlesbrough Added to Walsall's Checkatrade Trophy Group

The tournament, which the Saddlers exited at the Second Round stage last season, remains controversial as, despite plenty of protest from supporters and an overwhelmingly negative response overall, the EFL continue to invite selected Under-21 teams to take part - often resulting in poor attendances.

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EFL: Invited Under-21 Teams Confirmed for 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy

EFL: Invited Under-21 Teams Confirmed for 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy

The young Gunners will join Under-21 sides from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in next year’s competition, which will continue in its current format with the country’s leading Category One Academies looking to take on professionals, young and old, from the 48 League One and League Two teams.

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