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Dan Scarr: Walsall need to create own luck

Saddlers defender Dan Scarr says the club need to create their own luck if they’re to turn around a poor run of results.

Dan Scarr
Dan Scarr

After becoming one of the most in-form teams in League Two throughout December and the New Year, Walsall have now lost three consecutive games.

Scarr, who has been a mainstay in centre-back, believes the team needs luck on their side as they look to get back on track.

“We were creating chances, we were still being hard to beat at the back but things weren’t falling for us and in football you need that bit of luck to sometimes swing your way,” he said.

“Once it does you start creating your own luck.

“We weren’t creating our own luck when things were going against us.

“We’ve got to take each game as it comes and keep working hard in training – keep listening to the coaches.

“We’ll go into the next game with good confidence that we’re going to back each other and give it a good go and that’s all we need to do.

“Every game we play we need to take it to the team we’re playing.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Danny Guthrie insists the squad need to be ‘mentally strong’ to overcome their bad form – while calling on fellow experienced players in the team to help the youngsters get through this period.

“We’ve lost a little bit of momentum,” he said.

“We got ourselves on a good run and got ourselves in a position where we were looking up the table wanting to catch people.

“We need to be strong mentally now.

“Now we need to get on the front foot and start games really well and give our fans something to get behind, we’re going to need them on Saturday.

“We’ve got really good experienced players and some really young players who are not experienced and these situations are tough.

“Especially at home when fans aren’t happy, that’s when the experienced players need to encourage them to be strong and show the young lads what we need to do.”

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