Date: 18th March 2019 at 10:28am
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Walsall boss Dean Keates remains positive today despite the Saddlers dropping into the relegation zone for the first time since September 2016.

A 2-1 defeat at Sunderland followed by last minute goals for Oxford and Shrewsbury saw the Saddlers drop into the relegation zone.

The Saddlers now face two more difficult games against Barnsley and Doncaster however Keates remains positive that the Saddlers can get out of the mess.

Speaking to Express And Star Keates said

“The object for last season was to stay in League One.”

“It’s same objective now until the end of the season.”

“We will make sure we give everything, we will do our best and I’m sure at the end of the “season we will still be a League One team.”

The Saddlers have now lost ten out of our last fourteen league games but Keates has been impressed by the Saddlers performances over the past few weeks.

“We are confident we will stay up if we perform as we have in the last five,” Keates said.

“The disappointing thing in those games we have played our part in the goals we have conceded.”

Saturday was a year to the day since Dean Keates took over as manager with the club. His record so far P57 W18 D13 L26 – not a great record for any manager.

However if we are to stay up then we all need to stand united for the remaining games and do a full post mortem at the end of the season should the worst happen.


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