Date: 20th February 2019 at 11:48am
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The Express And Star have confirmed that Walsall legend Martin O’Connor has today rejoined the Saddlers as First Team coach and will assist Dean Keates and Andy Davies with the hope of turning the Saddlers fortunes around.

The Saddlers who have lost the last five league games head into a crucial run of fixtures that will determine our League 1 future and its hoped that O’Connor will have a positive impact on the squad.

O’Connor who was born in Walsall played over one hundred and fifty times for the Saddlers in three spells including helping the Saddlers to promotion from Division Three in 1995 under Chris Nicholl.

He spent one season in Division 2 before joining Peterborough United in 1996 along with Scott Houghton. His most successful stage of his career came at Birmingham City where he spent six years at St Andrews taking the Blues to the League Cup Final – although they lost on penalties.

Lets not forget that O’Connor was part of the management team with Chris Hutchings that almost got us relegated from League 1 in 2011 – however lets hope that Skip, Andy Davies and Dean Keates can fire the Saddlers to a few wins to get us out of this mess!


One Reply to “Saddlers Legend Returns To Assist Dean Keates”

  • Looking at Dean Keates on the touch line with his rolled up piece of paper in his hand not really looking very vocal,maybe Martin O’Connor being vocal in training and maybe on the touch line might help. But we need a leader on the pitch who is vocal , we will see on Saturday if there is any improvement in the team performance if it’s another defeat I think we are in real trouble and that’s going to effect the uptake with the early bird season ticket offers because a lot of the season tickets holders will be thinking do we really what to bother with another season of poor football

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