Date: 17th December 2018 at 6:42pm
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Walsall boss Dean Keates has today blasted his players for their inexcusable 4-0 drubbing against Bradford labelling them an embarrassment and calling on them to grow up.

The Saddlers have had a poor turn of form since September with six defeats in ten league games and it seems patience is wearing thin with the Saddlers boss.

Keates told Express And Star

“We were nowhere near good enough and that was work rate, effort, everything,”

“That won’t be tolerated at the football club.”

“There is a lot to be pulled apart from that game – especially second half”

“The information needs to start sinking in now. Some of the players need to grow up.”

The Saddlers now enter a very important point of the season with Peterborough, Luton, Charlton and Coventry all to play in coming weeks and Keates says he isn’t afraid to enter the January market to bolster his squad and warned players their careers at Walsall is still up in the air.

“Performances like that affect their careers. We are coming up to January and that means there is an opportunity to move players on and for players to come in.”

“If they perform like they did at Bradford they won’t have a job. They know what I expect and what the standards are.“

Surprisingly despite the early season promise the Saddlers find themselves just one point better off than we did this time last year…only saving grace is we aren’t as reliant on our loan signings as we were this time last year.