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Mat Sadler delighted with 'incredible' Walsall performance

Walsall boss Mat Sadler has praised his players for an incredible team performance in the 2-1 victory over Stockport County.

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Head coach Mat Sadler celebrates the win

Sadler registered his first win since taking the reins on a full-time basis and was delighted with the collective effort which went into the victory.

"It was an incredible team performance. I set-up in a certain way and they changed the way they were going to do things, which was different to what I thought they were going to do," Sadler said.

"So, we had to quickly readjust to that. The lads quickly took that into action and we've spoken about the forwards, but I thought my defenders were incredible today.

"The same goes to my goalkeeper but the work that my midfield three put in was great. Isaac in possession, especially in the second half, drove the team up the pitch.

"He scares players. People don't think he's quick but he doesn't half cover the ground. Oisin out of possession was monumental.

"Once he gets to grips with his awareness in the middle of the pitch, which you saw when we were on the counter-attack and the lad comes and nips inside. That's just experience of playing in the position and he'll grow and develop into that.