Liam Kinsella: Let’s cut out the errors at Walsall
Liam Kinsella insists Walsall will be putting in the hours on the training ground to cut down the number of goals they are conceding.
Saddlers have performed well in their last two games against League One’s top two in Sunderland and Portsmouth.
However, they have come away with just a solitary point after conceding twice to both the draw with the Black Cats at the weekend and the defeat at Pompey on Tuesday.
Kinsella said: “We have played the top two teams in the league now and given a good account of ourselves. We have done well.
“It’s just the goals we have conceded. If you concede two goals like that you’ve got to score three. We are working hard to try to put that right.”
He added: The frustrating thing is a lot of them come from ourselves. We are making silly mistakes. We need to cut them out and that will stop the goals going in.”
Boss Dean Keates said the Saddlers were not clinical enough at Fratton Park, and Kinsella agreed with the manager’s assessment.
“We have had chances,” said the midfielder. “Josh Ginnelly – just before the second goal – if that goes in it’s a different game.
“It is frustrating. But we are working hard and the luck will come.”
The 22-year-old is now looking forward to trying to cement his position alongside George Dobson in midfield.
“Me and Dobbo are putting in a good shift in together,” added Kinsella.
“I am enjoying it playing back in central midfield. I am trying to put in good performances to stay in the team.
“You have got Ozzy (Osbourne) and Connor (Ronan), Joe (Edwards) when he is back fit. They are all breathing down your neck to get the shirt.
“If you have one bad game they can be back in the team so I have to play the best I can every week and if I do that hopefully I will stay in the team.”