Erhun Oztumer: Walsall starting to show potential after indifferent start

Erhun Oztumer
Erhun Oztumer's brace against Swindon was the first time he has scored twice in a game in his career

Walsall winger Erhun Oztumer says Saddlers fans are starting to see what the side is capable of after their slow start to the League One season.

The Saddlers' new-look squad won only once in their opening seven games but Saturday's 2-0 win at Swindon was their third in four matches.

"We're getting used to each other now," Oztumer, 25, told BBC WM 95.6 after netting both goals against the Robins.

"It's just gelling - we know what players are going to do now."

After failing in the League One play-off semi-finals last season, a host of key players - including top scorer Tom Bradshaw - left the Banks's Stadium in the summer, leaving boss Jon Whitney with a major rebuilding job.

With Greenwich-born Oztumer one of 10 new signings made by Whitney, Walsall took a while to find their feet and slipped into the relegation zone during their poor start to the campaign.

But league wins over Millwall and Shrewsbury and a draw at Gillingham have, according to Oztumer, shown that progress is being made.

"We always said it would take time to gel," he said. "The manager's new to the job. And we're all new to the club and system. cWe knew, eventually, things would pay off and we'd start getting results - the confidence is there now."

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