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Wilson on Walsall Clash

11 December 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson met with the media this afternoon ahead of his side's match at Walsall.

With a seemingly ever-growing list of absentees, Wilson said, "At the moment we've got maybe eight players that haven't trained. We'll go to the deadline we can which is Saturday morning to get some sort of understanding to see who's going to be fit and available.

"(Devante Cole) He's come back into training but he's not as shape as you'd like him to be.

"It's a groin injury that Ryan's (Williams) got. He's back at Fulham. we're not too sure whether it's a hernia so he might have to have an operation so we're waiting to hear back from them."

Elsewhere in the squad, Peter Ramage (thigh), James Bailey (foot) remain doubtful whilst Sam Winnall is still sidelined as he recovers from a hamstring strain.

"That's football sometimes," said Wilson. "One moment you've got a full complement and the next you're struck down by injuries. You've just got to get on with it. What we always say is that it's an opportunity for others to come in and stake a claim.

"I'm delighted Dale Jennings is back. It's been intermittent this season for him, for one reason or another. But, hopefully, he's put all that behind him and he'll be with us for the Christmas period.

"It's like everything in football, time doesn't stand still and you have the grasp the moment. The players will have to grasp the moment, take the bull by the horns and get on with it."

Speaking of Walsall, Wilson continued,"We're away from home and it's a different kettle of fish. The pressure's on the home side as it always is. We go there full of confidence and expecting to win the game. They had a very tough game in midweek that I went to watch and they played very well. I know they'll be very tough to play against but I feel we've got enough in our locker to go there and get a result.

"It's being brave enough to stand toe to toe and be able to push them back.

"We've got to do all the little things that complement a win."



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