Hutchings hopes to keep momentum

22 December 2010 02:38
Walsall manager Chris Hutchings is confident that his side can take the momentum from their win at Charlton into the busy Christmas period.The Saddlers have not played since that 1-0 victory on 12 December, as their home game against Southampton six days later fell victim to the weather. [LNB]Hutchings told BBC WM: "We wanted to play but those decisions are not ours. [LNB]"We're preparing as professionally as we can and hopefully we can hit the ground running when we start again." [LNB]Walsall, who are five points from safety in League One, face three sides currently in the bottom six in consecutive matches, starting with a trip to Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day. [LNB]Hutchings' side then face Dagenham & Redbridge (28 December) and Notts County (1 January) at the Bescot Stadium.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Rovers sacked manager Paul Trollope on 15 December after slipping into the relegation zone and exiting the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the hands of Exeter. [LNB]"Obviously it's a difficult time for them," the Walsall boss added. "The previous manager did a very good job there and nobody likes to see anybody lose their job. [LNB]"Whoever's in charge, whether it be on a temporary basis or a permanent basis, all of the players will be trying to show the new manager what they're all about. [LNB]"They are a big club, people tend to forget that and it will be a good job for someone. [LNB]"What they've done is their business and we've just got to continue looking after ourselves."

Source: BBC_Sport