Walsall manager Richard Money has urged his side to forge ahead and win promotion and then dedicate the feat to former player Matthew Gadsby.
Gadsby (pictured), who came through the youth system at Bescot, died in September, aged just 27 after collapsing while playing for Hinckley Town  a tragic incident that affected everybody at the League Two club.
But Money's side got back to winning ways against Torquay on Saturday and returned to the top of the table after which the manager made reference to the Tamworth-born father of one. It was a particularly poignant gesture because the Saddlers' winner had been scored by Ian Roper, who was a contemporary of Gadsby's.
"The tragedy especially affected Ian and one or two of the other lads who knew Matthew," said Money. "So it would be nice to push on now and make sure we can get promotion. Then we can all run around with T-shirts saying: 'That's for you, Matthew'."
Meanwhile, Walsall's recruitment officer Bill Jones has admitted the club could do little to prevent protege Evandro Brandao from joining Manchester United after the 15-year-old Portuguese striker moved for an undisclosed fee.
Jones claimed that allowing Brandao to leave now was the only way of guaranteeing a transfer fee: "If we'd stopped him, which we could have, he would probably have gone at the end of the year," he said.
"It's the same as the professionals but, in all academies, there are proper procedures and we just followed that route. We will get compensation.
"He was spotted by Manchester United and they asked if they could have a look at him in the school holidays. We said 'no problem'. He is a Man United nut. He loved his time with them and they liked him.
"We're losing a very good player but the finance helps towards the running of the centre of excellence, which takes an enormous amount." n Grimsby Town caretaker boss Stuart Watkiss insists he is not thinking about the prospect of filling the post permanently.
Watkiss has been placed in temporary charge following the dismissal of Graham Rodger but remained tight-lipped when asked if he would be submitting a formal application.
The former Kidderminster manager, who played for Walsall and Rushall Olympic and was a trainee at Wolves, said: "I've been asked to take over first-team affairs and that's all I'm thinking about."
Rodger, who spent four seasons with Coventry and was part of their 1987 FA Cup-winning team, was sacked after just five months in charge. Saturday's defeat left the Mariners third-from-bottom in League Two.