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Press Conference: Martin O'Connor Looks Ahead to Southend United Clash

O'Connor, who will be hoping to see an improved Saddlers performance following last weekend's dismal defeat to Accrington Stanley, covers a number of topics as he looks ahead to Friday afternoon's crucial clash.

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Martin O'Connor Expects to See a Reaction as The Saddlers Take on the Shrimpers

Martin O'Connor Expects to See a Reaction as The Saddlers Take on the Shrimpers

Walsall, who play host to fellow strugglers Southend on Good Friday before tacking on Wycombe Wanderers on Easter Monday, and O’Connor revealed there were some harsh words said following last weekend's ‘non-performance’ against Accrington Stanley, and the 51-year-old is hoping that those harsh words can get a reaction, in what is set to be a pivotal weekend.

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Martin O'Connor: "Put a Bit of Pride Back into the Shirt"

O'Connor, who is at the helm following last weekend's sacking of Dean Keates, believes his team must begin to show pride in the shirt and show that they are willing to put it all on the line for the cause if they are to end a run of form which has seen them defeated on each of their last five outings.

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George Dobson: "We Have the Hunger Needed to Stay Up"

21-year-old Dobson, who, if selected, will be making his 88th club appearance as the Saddlers take on Stanley, insisted that none of his teammates want to be playing in League Two next season and revealed that he remains confident that the team will get back to winning ways and secure safety.

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Dean Keates: 'In-Form Oxford Prove Fortunes Can Change'

Dean Keates: 'In-Form Oxford Prove Fortunes Can Change'

United are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three on the bounce against Bradford, Coventry and Wycombe in the process and Keates is wary of the threat they will pose. However, the Walsall-born boss is looking to start off this crucial run of six games with a much-needed win against Karl Robinson’s men.

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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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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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Dean Keates: 'We Need Something to Build Upon'

Dean Keates: 'We Need Something to Build Upon'

The Saddlers sit just two points above the relegation zone and arrive at this weekend's match on the back of four league defeats and in desperate need of points to move them away from danger as the opportunities to get the campaign back on track continue to run out.

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Dean Keates: "It's the Biggest Game of the Season"

Dean Keates: "It's the Biggest Game of the Season"

The Bescot Stadium side will arrive at this evening's clash on the back of Saturday's disappointing defeat to Blackpool as goals from Chris Long and Harry Pritchard saw the Seasiders take the win and boost their hopes of securing a Play-Off spot at the end of the season.

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Scott Laird: "We Have to Stick Together & Find This Win"

Scott Laird: "We Have to Stick Together & Find This Win"

Laird, who is enjoying his second spell at Banks's Stadium following a 32-game stay during the 2016/17 campaign, made his first start since returning to the club at the weekend and is keen for his teammates to remain confident as they continue to create chances for the attacking line with the 30-year-old believing that the next win is 'just around the corner'.

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George Dobson: "Everyone is Still Positive, Everyone is Looking Forward"

Dobson, who has captained the side in the absence of Adam Chambers and Joe Edwards, is set to lead the team through massive clashes with the Iron, Gillingham, Plymouth Argyle, Rochdale, and Blackpool, with each point proving crucial to the Saddlers' desire to secure league safety as soon as possible.

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Dean Keates: "We Have Got to Find That Level of Consistency"

The Walsall-born boss, who watched at his side followed up a duo of victories over Coventry City and Sunderland with a dismal defeat to Bradford City, admitted that there are several tough games coming up and the Saddlers must keep working hard as they look to return to winning ways.

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