Walsall defender Nicky Devlin cannot hide his hurt following Saturday’s defeat over Doncaster and vows this team will not take losing lightly.
The Scottish Cafu has admitted that last season defeat was just taken as the norm but under Dean Keates they have the will to win every game and will be looking to put it right as we travel to Oxford on Saturday.
Speaking to Express And Star, Devlin said
“If you were in the that changing room after Doncaster you’d have seen there are a lot of boys who are unhappy and a lot of boys who are hurting. And it has to hurt. Too many times last year we lost games and there was maybe an acceptance.”
“But it doesn’t seem like there is going to be an acceptance this year under the gaffer – that’s not going to be allowed to happen.”
When questioned about Luke Leahy and Morgan Ferrier’s on the field spat Devlin feels that both could have handled the situation differently but believes it can only be a good thing for the club going forward.
“We’ve got two guys there who got really frustrated because things aren’t going well.”
“They should have dealt with it in a different way definitely. But we have got two guys there who have shown it means something to them and that can only be good for the club moving forward.”
“It shouldn’t have happened on the pitch. Maybe behind closed doors it happens quite a lot.”
“I’m sure a lot of people from the outside will think there is a problem there but the team spirit has got us into the play-off positions at the minute.”
The Saddlers faithful and boss will be looking for a response as we travel to struggling Oxford this weekend looking for our first league win in three games – the Saddlers still sit sixth in the League 1 table following a fantastic start to the season.