Adam Chambers steeled for Walsall's clash with Scunthorpe United

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Upbeat Adam Chambers says Walsall will not dwell on their defeat to Bolton as they prepare to face Scunthorpe tonight.

The Saddlers saw a five-match unbeaten run come crashing to an end on Saturday as Phil Parkinson's side ran out 4-1 winners at the Macron Stadium.

In what was a game lacking in clear cut chances, Jon Whitney's side were left ruing their luck after an own goal and deflected strike saw them go in at the break with a two-goal deficit.

Now they have the chance to get back to winning ways when they travel to take on the Iron tonight.

Graham Alexander's side lost their first home game in 14 months on Saturday as Shrewsbury ran out 1-0 winners at Glanford Park.

And Chambers believes Walsall can secure a similar result, if they replicate the form they showed in the second half at Bolton.

"We didn't get the result we wanted at Bolton but now we need to dust ourselves down and take the positives into Scunthorpe." the skipper said.

"Bolton was a weird game. We started really well. We let them back in with a set-piece which was really disappointing as we knew that was where they were strong.

"Then we had the own goal and, all of a sudden, from looking comfortable we are behind.


"They've had a deflected one for the third and we've gone in at half-time 3-1 down and feeling hard done by. But credit to the boys, we came out second half and really pushed to get back into the game.

"We dominated for long spells. I think we can take a lot from that second half and how we dominated the ball against a very good side.

"Not many teams will dominate Bolton like we did."

Chambers believes Walsall have shown in 2017 they are good enough to go to Scunthorpe and win.


"We've been on a good run – our performances over the past six games have have been good," he continued.

"We've got to keep that going. If we keep doing what we have done over the past six games we will pick up results and move up the league.

"We have to take confidence from past performances and replicate them at Scunthorpe. If we do that we will get a result."


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