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Dean Keates: "I Can't Defend That Performance"

Dean Keates: "I Can't Defend That Performance"

The manager, who watched as his side conceded four unanswered goals - three during a dismal second-half - couldn't hide his frustration as he called upon his team to 'grow up' and begin to learn from their mistakes as he refused to defend their terrible awayday showing.

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Audio: Dean Keates Happy to Take a 'Scruffy' Win

Audio: Dean Keates Happy to Take a 'Scruffy' Win

Keates, who watched as his side left it until second-half stoppage time to bag the two goals needed to take all three points, admitted that his side lacked a bit of quality throughout the match but did enough to warrant at least a share of the spoils.

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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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Audio: Dean Keates - "We Weren't Clinical Enough"

Audio: Dean Keates - "We Weren't Clinical Enough"

Keates, who saw his side slip to a two-nil defeat - taking their run to five league games without a win, admitted that his side failed to make the most of the opportunities which they created as table-topping Pompey continued to lead the way.

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Josh Gordon: "We Deserved to Get the Three Points"

Josh Gordon: "We Deserved to Get the Three Points"

Former Leicester City prospect Gordon, who bagged one of the Saddlers' two goals, went on to praise the atmosphere at Banks's Stadium as almost 8,000 fans were in attendance to see the his side face the Black Cats, before looking back at the clash.

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Dean Keates Disappointed by Walsall's Poor Decision Making

The Saddlers went in to a two goal lead as Josh Gordon and Josh Ginnelly struck during the opening stages of the second-half but Keates, who was clearly frustrated, believes his side made enough chances to score three, maybe even four goals during the match but failed to remain solid at the back as the Black Cats ultimately got the match back on level terms.

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Audio: Dean Keates - 'We Have to Learn From Our Mistakes'

Audio: Dean Keates - 'We Have to Learn From Our Mistakes'

Keates, who watched as his side let slip a two-goal lead to draw with the Black Cats, admitted that he was disappointed as his side failed to capitalise upon their lead, somewhat naively allowing the visitors, who had been reduced to ten men, to take a point back to the Stadium of Light.

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Dean Keates Pleased as Walsall Secure 'Massive' Clean Sheet

Dean Keates Pleased as Walsall Secure 'Massive' Clean Sheet

The manager, who watched as his side dominated much of the first-half - winning ten corners, insisted that the team is still a work in progress but is already showing plenty of positive signs as he now begins to look ahead to next weekend's League One clash with heavily-fancies promotion chasers, Sunderland.

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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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Audio: Dean Keates - "We Got Our Rewards Today"

Audio: Dean Keates - "We Got Our Rewards Today"

The Walsall-born manager, who watched as the Saddlers bagged three goals to send the Sky Blues out of the competition, praised his side as they maintained their composure  - despite the Sky Blues getting back on level terms - to go on and secure a spot in Monday evening's Second Round draw.

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Audio: Dean Keates - 'We Need to Get Back to Basics'

Audio: Dean Keates - 'We Need to Get Back to Basics'

Keates, who saw his side suffer their second home defeat in a row - fourth defeat in five league games - admitted that he was disappointed to see the Saddlers fall to defeat, insisting that the team have to stick together and look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup - First Round clash with Coventry City.

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Morgan Ferrier: "We Need to Be Better at Seeing Games Out"

Morgan Ferrier: "We Need to Be Better at Seeing Games Out"

Goals from Andy Cook and Isaiah Osbourne had put the Saddlers into a two goals lead going into the last ten minutes of the game, but own goals from Luke Leahy (80'), and Dominic Gape (84') along with Alex Samuel's injury time strike saw the match end with the visitors disappointed not to get back on level terms.

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