Andy Taylor: Walsall's consistent start not a surprise

Andy Taylor
Taylor signed for Walsall from Sheffield United in August 2012

Walsall have deserved their good start to the League One season because they have been consistent and flexible, according to defender Andy Taylor.

Taylor, 29, got his first goal of the campaign as the Saddlers extended their unbeaten run at Rochdale on Tuesday.

"The table doesn't really take shape until 10 or 12 games, but our performances have been very consistent," Taylor told BBC WM 95.6.

"The results have come and we're really enjoying it."

Seven points out of a possible nine has generated some early-season momentum for Walsall, but Taylor is aware that can quickly change.

Walsall hunt four on the spin
If Walsall can beat early League One pace setters Coventry City on Saturday, it will be only the second time in nine seasons that they have won four games in a row in all competitions.
The last time they managed it was in January 2013 when Stevenage, Portsmouth, Preston and Bournemouth were all beaten in League Two.

"There will be times when our performances are good and the results don't come but we have to keep believing in what we're doing," Taylor said.

The Saddlers have mixed up their playing system over the first three matches, switching between three and four defenders at the back.

"We've got a good set of players who understand the game so we can flip quite easily," he added.

"It's no accident - everyone knows what they're doing and we work hard on it in training. If Plan A isn't working, we can flip to Plan B."

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