Dean Saunders gives his reaction to Walsall disaster

Dean Saunders the new Crawley Town manager watches his side against Colchester (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141228-185117004

Dean Saunders the new Crawley Town manager watches his side against Colchester (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141228-185117004

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Crawley Town interim boss Dean Saunders admitted Walsall’s attack was too good for his makeshift defence during last night’s hefty 5-0 defeat at Walsall.

He told BBC Surrey: “We are obviously disappointed and it looks like an absolute pasting but they’ve scored four unbelievable strikes, three of them were amazing. The defence I put out tonight, three full-backs and Sonny Bradley and that’s what’s killed us really, they were just better then us.”

I’m hoping Darren Ward is going to be fit for the weekend but we’ve lost Richard Wood and Dean Leacock as well. We’ve lost four centre halves in three months and it’s caught up with us.”

“I’ve had to change the shape of the team twice to try and stem the flow and we gradually got back into the game but really we’ve got a left back whose never played left back for us before.

“I’ve got Lewis Young playing at right-back whose a midfielder and I’ve got Lanre Oyebanjo playing centre back. We are struggling for defenders.

“I’m hoping Darren Ward is going to be fit for the weekend but we’ve lost Richard Wood and Dean Leacock as well. We’ve lost four centre halves in three months and it’s caught up with us.”