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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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Head to Head: v Coventry City

Head to Head: v Coventry City

The Saddlers and Sky Blues have met on fifty-two previous occasions and its our hosts who hold an overall lead having won twenty-two times compared to the Saddlers' fifteen.

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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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Dean Keates: 'We Need to Be at Our Best to Give Ourselves a Chance'

Dean Keates: 'We Need to Be at Our Best to Give Ourselves a Chance'

Keates, who has seen his side go winless in their last five league outings, went on to push his side to give everything they've got as they look to build upon recent improved performances and secure three much-needed points with a view to getting back among the teams battling it out for a place in the Play-Off places.

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Keates Keen to Secure Third Round Spot

Keates Keen to Secure Third Round Spot

The Saddlers play host to the Black Cats for the second successive weekend, and the gaffer is hoping that his players will be able to feed off the atmosphere at Banks's Stadium, just like they did during last weekend’s entertaining two-all draw, which saw the Reds surrender a two-goal lead to take a share of the spoils.

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Dean Keates: 'Sunderland is a Test We're Looking Forward To'

Keates, who recently saw his side held to a draw by Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town, also admitted that his team will be classed as underdogs for the upcoming clash, but that is no different from the beginning of the campaign, where the Saddlers were among the favourites to be scrapping at the foot of the table, rather than remaining within just a few points of the Play-Off places.

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Dean Keates: "We Aren't Far Away"

Dean Keates: "We Aren't Far Away"

Keates, who led his side through an unbeaten spell at the start of the season, believes that last weekend's Emirates FA Cup - First Round victory over Coventry City saw the Saddlers display some of the passion and drive which had initially separated them from the rest.

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Dean Keates: 'We Need to Get Back to What We're All About'

Dean Keates: 'We Need to Get Back to What We're All About'

Keates, who has seen his side slip to back-to-back home defeats for the first time this season, revealed that he and his squad have spoken about the recent dip in form and know they have to try and get back to the hard-working style which separated them from much of the opposition during the opening stages of the campaign.

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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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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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Dean Keates Asks For Fans' Support Ahead of Wycombe Clash

Dean Keates Asks For Fans' Support Ahead of Wycombe Clash

Over the next eighteen days, Keates' side will play host to Wycombe, Burton Albion and Charlton Athletic in League One, whilst also facing Coventry City in the Emirates FA Cup and Port Vale in the Checkatrade Trophy respectively, giving them plenty to play for, especially after last week's duo of away defeats.

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