Goal hero Andy Taylor today claimed it is only a matter of time before Walsall start getting full reward for their bright performances.
The left-back rescued a point for the Saddlers at Colchester United on Saturday when he fired home a 25-yard free-kick in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
But Taylor felt the 1-1 draw was the least they deserved after largely dominating proceedings. The 27-year-old believes the Saddlers, who have now not won in four league games, have not got what their performances have deserved in recent weeks but believes results will come if they keep belief.
“We feel performance wise we have not got what we deserved in terms of points,” he said.
“We will just keep going, we know if we keep putting in performances more often than not the ball will bounce to our striker.
“If we keep going good things will come.
“There is no concern. If the performances were poor and we were not getting results you would worry.
“But if the performances are there and if we are dominating games things will break for us and we’ll get our rewards.”
The Saddlers had fallen behind in the seventh minute at the Weston Homes Community Stadium to a Freddie Sears goal but both James Baxendale and Sam Mantom hit the woodwork before half-time, while skipper Andy Butler had a header cleared off the line.
Dean Smith’s side won 15 corners during the game and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but looked destined for defeat until Taylor fired home.
It was his first senior goal since netting for Tranmere against Colchester in September 2008.
“The ref put the ball down and said this is the last kick of the game lads, so I thought I might as well hit it as hard as I could and see what happened,” he said.
“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet and get the point but I felt we deserved more.
“We were disappointed in the dressing room not to get the three. But we’ll take the point and move on.
“It’s been a while and it’s nice to get back on the scoresheet.
“I didn’t know what to do when it went in, so I just sort of ran around.”