Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has been speaking to the Official Walsall FC website about the upcoming trip to high-flying Bolton and the confidence he has in his squad.
‘We have to go there believing we can beat them and I truly believe we can,” said Whitney.
“They have made a lot of changes since we last met and Phil has got a team in transition. He is a really good manager who knows how to win games in this league, and he will set up his team right.
“It will be a tough test. We are not naive enough to think we can go there and just play our football – we are going to have to battle.
“We have to match their energy and keep the crowd quiet – and if we do that we have a chance.
“It`s probably down as a home win on most coupons but we know they are beatable. They have lost their last two home games, and we have a physiological edge having beaten them at home.’
Although Bolton are riding high in 3rd place in League One, they have struggled of late both on and off the pitch. Disappointing results against Charlton and MK Dons have been the side-show to boardroom wranglings that have arisen following the deadline day sale of Zach Clough and the increasingly worrying financial situation at the Macron.
In the previous meeting between the two sides earlier in the season, Walsall came out on top in a feisty game which saw Joe Edwards and Keshi Anderson sent off for either side. Jason McCarthy was the match-winner that day, and celebrated his recent impressive form with the PFA Fans’ player of the month award for January.
Can the Saddlers complete and impressive double on Saturday?
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