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Zeli Ismail: "It Was a Game We Should Have Won"

Zeli Ismail: "It Was a Game We Should Have Won"

Ismail, who bagged his first goal since he made the move back to the Banks's over the summer as he levelled the scores from the penalty spot, insisted that the Saddlers should have secured the win, especially as they continued to look for openings even when they would usually be expected to settle for an awayday point.

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Walsall Players React to Saturday's Draw With Scunthorpe

Dean Keates' side were unlucky to leave Glanford Park with just a point as they created chance-after-chance but were only able to score from the spot as Zeli Ismail slotted home from twelve yards, levelling the scores after Lee Novak had put the Iron into the lead.

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Dean Keates Encouraged By Walsall's Awayday Display

Dean Keates Encouraged By Walsall's Awayday Display

Keates, who saw the Saddlers fall behind to Lee Novak's strike early in the second-half, was relieved as his side were able to level the scores shortly after the hour mark but insisted that they should have taken all three points after creating a raft of goal scoring opportunities.

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Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 Walsall 1

Both the Saddlers and Iron arrived at this weekend's match on the back of opening day victories, with the pair registering 2-1 victories over their respective opponents, and were keen to build upon their results as the faced-off at Glanford Park.

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Luke Leahy: Walsall Building a Winning Mentality

Luke Leahy: Walsall Building a Winning Mentality

Leahy, who was able to grab the winning goal after summer signing Andy Cook had levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time, admitted that last season the team would have crumbled under the pressure and may well have gone on to concede an equaliser.

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Keates Keen to Build a Winning Mentality

Keates Keen to Build a Winning Mentality

The manager, who saw his side defeat Plymouth Argyle during the opening day of the season, admitted that while it is still early days he is keen to see his side become more competitive, and has sought to turn several aspects of training into a competition between the various groups.

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Dean Keates: "It's Still in Our Hands"

Dean Keates: "It's Still in Our Hands"

The Saddlers are now one-point above the relegation zone and with just three games remaining are in desperate need of points and, with Oldham Athletic and Rochdale in action tomorrow, could find themselves in the bottom four before they return to action against Northampton Town next weekend.

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Audio: Keates Frustrated as Walsall Slip to Narrow Defeat

The Saddlers slipped to defeat thanks to Ryan Yates' second-half header. The result, which is their fourth defeat in six league games keeps the team nineteenth in League One, but cuts their lead to just one point.

Keates, who is yet to solve several of the issues surrounding his side, insisted that Walsall would've deserved a point from the tie, going on to admit that the space afforded was bound to result in a goal.

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Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 Walsall 0

The Saddlers were in desperate need of three points heading into this afternoon's clash with the Play-Off placed Iron, especially with the match coming off the back of a disappointing defeat to AFC Wimbledon, which saw Dean Keates's side concede three unanswered second-half goals to lose the match by three-goals-to-two.

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Tickets: v Scunthorpe United (A)

Tickets: v Scunthorpe United (A)

The Saddlers arrive at this weekend's match on the back of a disappointing defeat to fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon, a match which saw the team surrender a two-nil half-time lead to lose by three-goals-to-two, and will be keen to bounce back at the earliest opportunity.

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Dean Keates: "It Just Was Not Good Enough"

Dean Keates: "It Just Was Not Good Enough"

The manager, who had guided his side to a comfortable two-nil half-time lead, insisted that the players must now be brave as they head to Glanford Park in desperate need of three points as the battle for survival looks to be heading towards a nail-biting conclusion.

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AUDIO | Whitney - "Everyone, to a Man, Was Outstanding"

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM following Saturday afternoon's hard-fought victory over Scunthorpe United, which saw the Saddlers defeat one of the league's form sides to move into the top half of the table.

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Whitney - "We Can’t Afford to Feel Sorry for Ourselves"

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken following last weekend's Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Bury, and insisted that there is no time to dwell on the third cup exit of the campaign as attention turns to Saturday's League One clash with Scunthorpe United.

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Scott Laird Joins Forest Green Rovers

Former Walsall loanee Scott Laird, who left Scunthorpe United by mutual consent on Monday afternoon, has today put pen-to-paper on a two year contract with newly promoted Sky Bet League Two side, Forest Green Rovers.

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