Walsall assistant manager Marcus Stewart did press duty last night and spoke of how he and the rest of the staff are encouraged by the positives during last nights EFL Trophy penalty defeat to Coventry City.
The Saddlers fired another blank (our fourth already this term) however it was the make shift defence that got the plaudits from Stewart.
Speaking to the Official Site, Stewart said
“Considering it was a make shift back four, especially the two centre-halves with Gary Liddle playing there for the first time with Zak Jules, Cameron Pring and Shay Facey coming in, I thought they did great and kept a good possession team in Coventry quiet,”
Stewart continued to say that he felt his side should have won the game but two great saves by Coventry understudy keeper Ben Wilson kept the game in deadlock.
“We probably should have won, we made their goalkeeper make far more saves than ours did but they’re a new group who are still getting to know each other.
The Saddlers now head to Colchester on Saturday knowing that a win is needed and fast! The Saddlers have now gone seven games in all competitions without a win and currently find ourselves in the bottom four in League 2, however Stewart is confident things will turnaround soon.
“There’s one or two that have come into the team and done great so at the moment while we’re not getting results, everything’s up for grabs.”