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Kick-Off! In This Weekend's Column...

Kick-Off! In This Weekend's Column...

Launched in the summer of 2015, 'Kick-Off', which is joined by its sister publication 'Final Whistle', is packed with news, views, opinion and features from all the major clubs across the region.

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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 Keen to Make Pre-Season an Enjoyable Experience

Dean Keates Keen to Make Pre-Season an Enjoyable Experience

Dean, who has already added to his squad with the signing of Andy Cook, Josh Ginnelly, Chris Dunn and Zeli Ismail, insists the squad will be kept busy and will do plenty of running, but is keen to make it a fun experience as he believes that the players can still improve their fitness whilst working on the tactical side of play.

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Andy Cook: "I Can't Wait to Show the Fans What I'm About"

Andy Cook: "I Can't Wait to Show the Fans What I'm About"

27-year-old Cook, who scored seventy-five goals in just over one-hundred and thirty games form Barrow and Tranmere Rovers, admits that he used to let his temper get the better of him but is keen to show that he has matured and is worthy of an opportunity to demonstrate his goal-scoring prowess in front of the Saddlers faithful.

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Dean Keates Hoping to Make Loan Signing

The manager, who has already added Tranmere Rovers striker Andy Cook, Burnley winger Josh Ginnelly, Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn, and Bury winger Zeli Ismail to his squad, is keen to further strengthen his options ahead of the season-opening clash with Plymouth Argyle, revealling that a central defender is top of his list of priorities.

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Jon Whitney: Walsall Have an Opportunity to Make a Statement

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has called upon his squad to make the most of their remaining twelve league games, starting with Saturday's clash with Chris Powell's in-form Southend United.

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Joe Edwards - Walsall Have to Be More Consistent

As he and his teammates prepare for Saturday's League One clash with Gillingham, Walsall vice captain Joe Edwards has spoken to the local press and admitted that the Saddlers have to be more consistent if they are to move away from the lower reaches of the table.

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Edwards - 'It's Down to the Players to Turn Things Around'

Walsall vice-captain Joe Edwards has spoken to the local press and backed manager Jon Whitney, before calling upon his teammates to up their game in support of the under-fire gaffer.

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Whitney - "The Players Need Fight to Get into the Team"

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the Express & Star and discussed how, following over a week without a competitive game, he will be heading into the Saddlers' next two fixtures - League One clashes with Gillingham and Fleetwood Town, with an almost fully-fit squad to select from.

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Whitney's Walsall to Work 'Bloody Hard' During International Break

Underfire Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and revealed that his team will not be having a weekend off - despite being without a first-team fixture due to international call-ups.

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Chambers - "All the Lads Are Playing For the Manager"

Walsall captain Adam Chambers has spoken to the local press following Saturday evening's Emirates FA Cup - First Round defeat to Newport County and insisted that he and the rest of the Saddlers squad are still playing for manager Jon Whitney.

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Donnellan Open to Baggies Departure as He Seeks First-Team Football

Walsall's on-loan West Brom defender Shaun Donnellan, who has made nine first-team appearances since joining on a six-month loan earlier in the season, has spoken to the press and admitted that he is not concerned about his future, despite having less than a year remaining on his deal with the Baggies.

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Oztumer - "I Just Want to Help the Team Win"

Walsall attacker Erhun Oztumer has spoken to the local press as he and his teammates continue to prepare for next weekend's Emirates FA Cup - First Round clash with Newport County, and has credited the club with his growth as a player.

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Figures Reveal West Midlands Clubs Paid Over £5m For Matchday Policing

New figures, released by West Midlands Police, reveal that a total of £5,196,527 has been paid to the force by the region's six professional clubs since the 2013/14 season - However the force says the amount only covers part of the total match day costs – and campaigners today called for the clubs to pick up a larger slice of the bill.

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Whitney Calls For Positivity Ahead of Doncaster Rovers Clash

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and reiterated his desire for supporters to aim their abuse at him, rather than the players as the team continues to struggle to turn draws into wins.

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Matty Fryatt Could Earn Walsall Deal - But There is Plenty of Work to Do

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday's League One clash with table-topping Shrewsbury Town, and has offered an update on the fitness of striker Matty Fryatt, who has been training with the Saddlers for the last few months.

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