Walsall's match-saver Matty Fryatt has called on his team to capitalise on the late lifeline he gave his side in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Torquay United.

The England Under-19 international replaced Jorge Leit?o in the 79th minute and, three touches later, was reeling away in celebration after hauling Paul Merson's men level against their fellow strugglers.

The match ended all square and some commentators have said that Fryatt's goal could be the strike that averts a second successive relegation scramble.

The man himself is not resting on his laurels, saying: "Everybody's saying that it could be a massive goal as it keeps us away from Torquay and Wrexham but obviously we've got to push on from here." He also believes that it is important for the Saddlers to focus on what they are doing and not the teams around them.

They are six points above Torquay and Wrexham with five matches to play.

He said: "It's a nervous situation but all that matters is doing it out on the pitch rather than thinking about these scenarios of how other teams will get on. It's in our own hands."

Saturday wasn't the only time that Fryatt has popped up with a crucial goal and that strike took his total for the season to 14 goals in all competitions, a figure he is relatively pleased with.

He said: "At the start of the season I was hoping for 15, so I've almost achieved that and hopefully I will have come the end of the season."

Although manager Paul Merson has been criticised for the club's run of no wins in nine matches he is adamant that Walsall remain wellplaced to avoid the drop.

He said: "I would rather be in our position than in Torquay's or Wrexham's, I'm 100 per cent sure of that.

"It's very rare that teams win too many of their games in hand when they're down at the bottom and the pressure is on.

"Wrexham lost on Saturday, so if we'd won it would probably have been all over, but I was happy to get a draw in the end."