Walsall striker not surprised by flying start

Walsall striker Andy Cook isn’t surprised by the flying start his team have made, despite being one of the favourites for relegation this season.

Dean Keates side have surprised the critics by storming into the top ten. Cook, signed in the summer in Tranmere, isn’t surprised one little bit.

“There is a togetherness here, the entire team wants to go out and perform for each other and the fans,” he told local media.

“I’m not surprised by our start, especially when you think how well we played when we beat Ajax and Cheltenham in pre-season. People were writing us off. That makes you want to prove a point and at the minute we’re doing exactly that – proving them wrong.”

“I don’t want to jinx it but I’d like to think we can definitely get in the top half and hopefully the play-offs or promotion.”

Walsall lost their last game 4-1 against Doncaster, but are looking to put it right this afternoon against Oxford United.

Our View

Walsall have started well, but there’s a belief they may tumble down the table. If they do keep the run going, it will be testament to their manager, who might be moulding a decent side.

If he’s given time.


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