Walsall boss: Portsmouth goals came from our mistakes
Dean Keates believes Walsall were the architects of their own downfall at Pompey.Â
The Saddlers boss was frustrated with his side's performance in theirÂ 2-0 loss against the BluesÂ last night.Â
Oli Hawkins andÂ Ronan Curtis were both on target asÂ Kenny Jackett's men retained aÂ four-point lead at the top of League One.
Keates felt both of Pompey's goals stemmed from mistakes made by the visitors.Â
And the Walsall manager admitted he will dip into the transfer market in January if things don't improve.Â
He told the Express & Star: '˜We are frustrated with the goals we conceded.
'˜I keep going on about learning and developing but it has got to start sinking in now.
'˜Otherwise other playersÂ will have the opportunity to come in and play for this football club.
'˜Portsmouth's first goal arrived when '“Â following a throw-inÂ '“ the ball looped up and off George Dobson, with Hawkins then nodding in.
'˜For their first goal, the second phase of it loops off George and lands on someone who is 6ft 4in at the back post.
'˜With that you need a little bit of luck. But it's the first phase. It's a throw-in and we have not got tight enough.
'˜They have not really had to work anything. Both goals have come from our mistakes again.'
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