Zak Jules: No hiding from Walsall's Salford performance
Zak Jules has revealed there were plenty of strong words said inside Walsall’s changing room following the disappointing loss to Salford.
The Saddlers entered the game against Graham Alexander’s side having won each of their last four matches.
But they underperformed massively on Saturday, with manager Darrell Clarke feeling the need to apologise to supporters when speaking post-match.
And Jules said the players made it abundantly clear in the changing room after the game that they cannot perform like that again.
“There’s no hiding place in our changing room,” the defender said.
“Everyone is going to say exactly how it is and that’s exactly what’s happened.
“We say what we think but then it’ll get put behind us so we can move forward.
“Salford was a very disappointing performance from every single one of the boys.
“I think we lacked that little bit of fight.
“It’s down to us to regroup, take a look at ourselves and go again.”
After finding himself out of the team at the start of the season, Jules has shone in recent weeks after being moved from centre-half to left-back.
And while the position is new to him, he’s enjoying playing there.
“When I’m given an opportunity I need to go out there and give it 100 per cent,” Jules said.
“Hopefully me giving my all will be enough to solidify my place in the starting XI.
“Left-back is different from centre-half, it’s a lot more demanding than centre-half in terms of getting up and down the pitch but I’m enjoying it.
“I’ll play anywhere the manager wants me to play as long as I’m on the pitch and I can help the team.
“It’s another string to my bow.”