Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Whitney looking for away improvement

Whitney looking for away improvement

Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has stressed the importance of success of the road as his side head to The Valley on Saturday to face Charlton Athletic.

Walsall have notched up 6 consecutive victories at the Banks's but are without a win away from home since Boxing Day at Port Vale. Speaking to the Official Walsall FC website Whitney highlighted the importance of the weekend's fixture.

'If we are going to be more consistent, we have to try and get more points away from home.

"It`s nice we`re going to Charlton on the back of two wins.

"We`ve been really solid but I think now, with where we are at the moment, we can try and go and see if the home teams can stop us scoring goals."

The Addicks head into the game following a last gasp victory over promotion chasing Scunthorpe United, and Whitney is wary of the threat that Karl Robinson's side posses.

"We have to be really compact; we can`t just go away and be gung-ho," said the Walsall boss.

"Especially at Charlton, they`ve just got their win now so the pressure`s off a little bit for them.

"We`ll respect them but I think even more so now, it`s a belief that my players have got in themselves.

"I think we can now really start to step up again and, instead of just going to nullify their threat, see if they can cope with our threats."

If you can't make it to The Valley on Saturday, we'll have live updates from the game on our Twitter and Facebook pages!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:TP1992
Date:Thursday March 9 2017
Time: 7:44PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Referee Watch v MK Dons

John Brooks is the man in the middle this evening.

FA Cup First Round - Full Draw (16/10/17)

The draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Walsall To Travel to Newport County In FA Cup

Saddlers face tricky trip to Newport County.

Whitney Vows To Remain Positive

Whitney believes its the way of the world where people dwell on the negatives rather than focus on the positives..

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Walsall
Editor email
Profile
TP1992
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Whitney still the right man for the job?
Suggested By: Vital Walsall
Yes14%
No86%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Vital Football Comment