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Pressley: We need to turn draws into wins

25 January 2016

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Town have drawn their last two league fixtures

Steven Pressley wants the Cod Army to turn recent draws into wins when Walsall visit Highbury for a rearranged fixture on Tuesday evening.

The initial game was due to be played back in December, but heavy rain on the Fylde Coast meant the referee Scott Duncan was forced to call it off.

Town have drawn their last two league fixtures against Colchester United and Doncaster Rovers respectively, and have a chance to move out of the relegation places with a win tomorrow.

The Saddlers currently sit in third position in the table, and drew at home to Blackpool last Saturday afternoon.

Pressley said: “The most important thing right now is that we don’t panic. We need to keep working on what we are because we’ve seen real improvements.

“We have games in hand that could make significant differences to our league positioning. We have to win those games though.

“We played against a very experienced side in Doncaster at the weekend and we certainly looked the better of the two teams in my opinion.

“It’s been a period where we’ve had too many draws and I’m aware of that. It’s such a fine line though and if we can turn those draws into wins we’ll be fine.

“We were aggressive in our play in the second half and it’s about finding the balance now. I hope we can bring that to the game and get the right result.”

Pressley has been impressed with the Saddlers this season, and feels they’re in good hands under the guidance of the experienced Sean O’Driscoll.

He added: “Walsall play in very much the same way under Sean and I think that may have been the chairman’s thinking when they appointed him.

“There wasn’t any radical changes needed and they probably believed the appointment of Sean would allow the transition to be relatively smooth.

“Results have still been positive for them and from watching their footage there’s only been a minor couple of tweaks in the way they play.

“Sean has had a good managerial career and it wasn’t so long ago he was assistant to Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool as well as being involved with England.”

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