Romaine Sawyers: Walsall aware of relegation threat

Romaine Sawyers
Romaine Sawyers began his career as a trainee with West Bromwich Albion

Midfielder Romaine Sawyers says Walsall are aware of the threat of relegation from League One, ahead of their crucial game with Notts County on Friday.

Sawyers, 23, missed Saturday's 1-0 loss at Chesterfield as he was away on international duty.

The Saddlers, without a win in five matches, are three points above the relegation zone with eight games left.

"I'd be lying if I said that relegation wasn't in the back of our heads but we want to look up," he told BBC WM 95.6.

"If we stick together and have belief in each other, I'm sure the wins will come again.

"If you keep looking down then that's the direction you're going to be going in, but if we keep looking forward then we won't need to worry about that."

Sawyers was part of the St Kitts & Nevis team that beat the Turks & Caicos Islands 6-2 in consecutive international matches and wants to bring the winning feeling back to his club, who were beaten in the Football League Trophy final by Bristol City last month.

"It's always nice to get together with the lads from St Kitts & Nevis and it was a nice change after losing at Wembley," Sawyers said.

"We can't forget what we achieved to get to Wembley, even though it might not have gone as well as we wanted it to go.

"If we start building momentum now, we can have a strong end to the season after our disappointment."