Date: 20th January 2019 at 1:59pm
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Walsall boss Dean Keates said he was “over the moon” following the Saddlers 3-0 victory over Gillingham yesterday.

Recently Keates has told his players to grow up and improve their in game management but he was full of praise for how they remained professional throughout.

A hat trick from Andy Cook saw the Saddlers win their first game in seven and Keates said it’s been a difficult few weeks but is confident that the season will turnaround now.

Speaking to Express And Star

“It’s been difficult the past few weeks,”

“But I am absolutely over the moon with them. I thought they were outstanding from start to finish.

“It was a good, professional performance”

Keates was also full of praise for Walsall striker Andy Cook who scored his thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth goals of the season.

“He scores goals. I knew that when I brought him into the football club.”

“He works hard, he puts himself about and he gets in people’s faces”

“He does a job for the team that not many people see. But when he gets opportunities he scores goals.”

The Saddlers will be hoping to continue where they left off as we face relegation threatened Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening.