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Pressley: There were positives to take from the performance

15 March 2016

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Manager felt his team deserved more from the game

Despite this evening’s result to Walsall at Highbury, Steven Pressley felt there were many positives to take from the display.

Tom Bradshaw’s second half goal proved the difference as the Saddlers picked up their second successive win on the road.

Town had chances to get back into the game, and went mightily close to equalising in stoppage time as Devante Cole’s effort was pushed away expertly by Neil Etheridge.

After the game, Pressley said: “As much as I was disappointed with us on Saturday, I was really pleased with the way we played tonight but ultimately football is about winning.

“As a manager and in terms of what you can ask from your players I thought they were terrific. They passed the ball really well and there was purpose to our play.

“We pressed the game against a side who dominated against Chesterfield last weekend, but it was a role reversal tonight as we dominated it.

“It was a terrific finish for their goal but we made the wring decision in the lead up to it. That was the disappointing factor.

“The players put so much into the game, and if I look at us over the last five games we’ve played five of the top sides in this division.

“And with the exception of Burton at the weekend I feel we’ve been the better team in all of those games, so there’s a lot of positives to take.

“It was our first defeat here since December and we certainly didn’t deserve to get beat. We’re playing another good side this weekend but we have to make sure we win it.”

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