Walsall goalkeeper David Grof says squad must be strong

David Grof
Grof joined Walsall from Mansfield Town in July 2011

Walsall goalkeeper David Grof says they need to "sort their heads out" if they want to avoid relegation in League One.

Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Oldham put the Saddlers three points from safety with their relegation rivals Wycombe and Scunthorpe to come next.

"It's difficult when you're in the position we're in but we have to sort our heads out," Grof, 22, told BBC WM.

"We need to sort out our mentality because we the players are good enough to stay in this league."

For the second game in a row Walsall conceded an early goal at Boundary Park, going behind after two minutes.

Oldham then doubled their lead before the Saddlers pulled one back only for Alex Nichols to miss an injury-time penalty and see a precious point slip away.

And it is the cutting out of silly mistakes that is paramount for Grof.

"Obviously it's hard to get over just now but we have to and concentrate on Saturday [against Wycombe]," he added.

"It's one of the biggest games of the season and probably the biggest of our careers, we can't afford to get relegated."

Wycombe are only a point above Walsall in the final relegation place although the Saddlers have two games in hand on their rivals.

After playing the Wanderers, Walsall head to Scunthorpe, who currently sit just above the bottom four.

"We all know it's crucial and we have no choice, we have to get six points out of our next two games," Grof said.

"I've played in some decent games but I'm playing for Walsall at the moment and the most important thing is to keep the team up so for me it's the most important."