Smith: Low confidence costing us

Walsall manager Dean Smith admitted his side are low on confidence after their 3-2 home defeat to Lincoln in the FA Cup first-round replay.

Last Updated: 14/11/12 at 12:08

Smith: Disappointed

Smith: Disappointed

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Vadaine Oliver's brace in extra time earned the Imps their win after Richard Taundry had struck an 81st-minute equaliser for the hosts.

With the Saddlers now without a win in 11 games, Smith has urged his players to force a change in fortunes and rediscover their impressive early-season form.

He said: "I have told the players not to feel sorry for themselves.

"At the moment, the players are lacking a bit of confidence. I need to help them, but they also need to help themselves.

"We need to turn it around. We have fallen short. I thought we should have won this game."

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