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Dean: We need to bounce back

13 April 2015

Interim Manager Dean Saunders previews Tuesday's trip to Walsall

Dean Saunders is confident that Reds can produce a positive response to Saturday’s Scunthorpe setback when we head to Walsall on Tuesday night.


Despite losing 2-1 to the Iron, Reds remain outside the League One relegation zone but continuing our unbeaten League record against the Saddlers is paramount if we are to stay clear of trouble with just four games of the season to go.


The interim manager will have the option of recalling Anthony Wordsworth, who has completed a two-match ban, but says Reds’ performance level has to be better as well if we are to get a result against a Walsall side who are probably safe now after beating Fleetwood 1-0 on Saturday.


Dean said: “Saturday was disappointing but it’s behind us now.


“As soon as we got on the bus our thoughts turned to Tuesday night. We know we didn’t perform on Saturday but when we’ve had a bad result in recent weeks we’ve normally bounced back. After the Gillingham game we picked up four points in two games.


“The games are running out. Players are playing for their futures and we have four games left. If someone had offered me our position with ten games to go I’d probably have taken it because it’s in our own hands but we have to get that intensity we had against Crewe and Oldham back on Tuesday for what will be another tough game.


“We have worked hard over the last two days since Scunthorpe on a few things that we didn’t do well on Saturday and we’ll be ready on Tuesday night.”


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