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Maxwell: Walsall game is a vitally important one for us

14 March 2016

A win would see the Cod Army move up to 18th

Chris Maxwell feels Tuesday night’s game at home to promotion chasing Walsall is a vitally important fixture for the Cod Army.

A win would see them move above Chesterfield into 18th place and widen the gap between themselves and the bottom teams.

Town slipped to a narrow defeat at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and Maxwell admitted the players are all itching to put things right against the Saddlers.

He said: “The gaffer and the players would all say that we were poor on Saturday. We weren’t particularly good at keeping the ball and didn’t pass it as much as we have done.

“The goal they scored was a really good one but it was all that separated the two teams. That has to give us confidence and we now have to try and take it to another team who are doing well.

“We’ve got bags of confidence despite the result on Saturday and have shown just how good a team we are. It’s all to play for now.

“Walsall are a very tough outfit who are also very physical. They’re well organised and are a horrible side to play against in many ways.

“They’ve obviously got Tom Bradshaw up front who has done particularly well for two seasons so it’ll be a tough test for our centre halves.

“We’ve got to make sure we win the battles first though and dominate the match as much as we can. It should be a good game.”

“I think it’s a very important game because if we do pick up three points then we’re in control of our own destiny. We need to try and be safe as early as possible.”

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