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Jon Whitney confident Walsall can continue rich vein of form

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Boss Jon Whitney is confident Walsall can maintain their impressive form when they take on Bury tomorrow.

The Saddlers head to Gigg Lane on the back of emphatic victories against Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers.

They now face a Bury side sat in the League One relegation zone.

But the Shakers have hit form in recent weeks with a 5-1 win over Peterborough followed by a draw at Port Vale.

Whitney though is confident his side can maintain their impressive run and register a third straight victory.

"The lads are ready, the lads are fit and the lads are confident about moving forward," he said. "We want to repeat the energy levels shown in our last two games. We want to do the same again.

"We've looked at Bury. They have a striker in a rich vein of form in James Vaughan.

"But they at home. They are expected to attack and entertain. We can go there and really frustrate them. We have got some dangerous players and are confident of performing again."

One of the reasons for Walsall's success over the past fortnight has been a switch to a 3-5-1-1 formation.

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And Whitney believes the system suits his squad when everyone is fit.

"The players have to fit the system but I think we have got the players to play that way," the boss added.

"Flo Cuvelier and Isaiah Osbourne bring great energy in midfield and then you have Adam (Chambers) doing that screening role in front.

"And I think the wing-backs are vital. Their energy has to be above and beyond, but they are.

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"I think in Jason (McCarthy) and Joe (Edwards) I've probably got two of the fittest lads in the league.

"We have tried it in the past and it's not quiet worked but the personnel have to right.

"And if you can keep all your main players fit and you've got good competition for places then you will get performances from that.

"That is not rocket science.

"We have got players fit at the moment. And I think that turns into points."

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