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Walsall Linked With Port Vale Manager John Askey

Walsall Linked With Port Vale Manager John Askey

The struggling Saddlers, who will be taking on Southend United on Good Friday afternoon, are in severe danger of spending at least a season in League Two following a run of six consecutive defeats, which has seen them fall behind several of their relegation rivals.

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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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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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Luke Leahy Focused on Victory Ahead of 100th Club Appearance

Luke Leahy Focused on Victory Ahead of 100th Club Appearance

The Saddlers play host to Karl Robinson's midtable Oxford United on Saturday afternoon and Leahy, who - if selected - will be making his 48th first-team appearance of the season, believes that there is no room for error if the team are to battle their way back to safety before the season comes to an end in early May.

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Dean Keates Issues Rallying Cry Ahead of Oxford United Clash

Walsall-born Keates, who has seen his side defeated in each of their last four league outings, believes the fans' backing will be crucial as the Saddlers enter the final six games of the 2018/19 campaign, and called upon the Saddlers faithful to recreate the atmosphere generated during last year's season-saving win over Northampton Town.

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Dan Scarr Working Hard to Build Match Sharpness

24-year-old Scarr, a former Birmingham City development prospect who has made ten first-team appearances since arriving at Banks's Stadium for an undisclosed fee in January, believes he is growing as a player and will continue to work hard on cutting out the mistakes whilst also building a partnership with Jon Guthrie.

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Luke Leahy: "The Dressing Room is a Positive Place at the Moment"

26-year-old Leahy, who has scored three goals in forty-two appearances so far this season, believes that if the Saddlers will be able to avoid a drop into the fourth-tier if they can keep up their recent level of performance, but are under no illusion as there are plenty of games remaining.

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Stefan Gamble Urges Patience as Club's Long-Term Plan is Still Taking Shape

Gamble, who has taken part in a lengthy interview with Masi following an investigation by a national newspaper, admitted that current first-team manager Dean Keates is operating with one of the lowest budgets in the league but believes that finance is not the be all and end all of success.

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Dean Keates Delighted With Walsall's 'Outstanding' Defensive Duo

The Saddlers arrived at their awayday clash with Nigel Clough's side on the back of last weekend's victory over Bradford City and in desperate need of a positive result with relegation still a very big possibility.

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Josh Gordon Keen to Kick On Following Bantams Brace

Josh Gordon Keen to Kick On Following Bantams Brace

Gordon, a former Stafford Rangers and Leicester City prospect, was given a huge task as teammate Andy Cook received his marching orders just six-minutes into the match, forcing Josh to take a more central role. changing much of what he and his teammates had worked on in training over the week.

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Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Summer signing Cook, who has bagged sixteen goals in his first season in the EFL, was given a straight red card by referee Brett Huxtable with just six-minutes on the clock following a mid-air collision with Nathaniel Knight-Percival, the two players competing to win a header.

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Dean Keates 'Never Doubted' Josh Gordon

Dean Keates 'Never Doubted' Josh Gordon

Keates, who had seen his side secure their first victory in six league outings, believes that Gordon - who bagged a brace to help his side edge ever so slightly away from the relegation zone - displayed both endeavour and strength of character as he stood up to the challenge after teammate Andy Cook was sent off.

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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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Dean Keates: "We Have to Keep Our Heads Up"

Keates, who has seen his side slip from the upper echelons of the League One table to sit just two points above relegation zone with only thirteen games remaining, feels that the squad just need to start believing in themselves and the weight of expectation will then begin to ease.

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Andy Cook: 'We're Going to Fight to Stay in League One'

Andy Cook: 'We're Going to Fight to Stay in League One'

Cook, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer from Tranmere Rovers last summer, has scored sixteen goals in forty all-competition appearances so far this season and is determined to get back among the goals and ensure that Dean Keates can keep his job at the club

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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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