FORMER Wanderers winger Matt Taylor has been sacked by League Two side Walsall.

The Saddlers have lost their last seven league matches following last night’s 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe and sit 21st in the table.

“We would like to thank Matt for his efforts and wish him well in the future”, read a club statement.

Neil McDonald – who spent time at Bolton as both a player and a coach – and Mat Sadler will now take temporary charge of the first team.

Taylor took charge at the Bescot Stadium last summer following a spell in charge of Tottenham’s under-18 side.

He won nine of his 36 games in charge at the Bescot Stadium, most recently a 3-0 victory against Colchester back in December.

"The fact is we have lost seven games on the bounce and that is not acceptable to me, the club or the supporters,” said chairman Leigh Pomlett.

"I ask that you give us continued support over this very difficult phase. We are not where I wanted us to be at all and after we beat Colchester I thought we were heading in the right direction.

"This has come as a real shock and disappointment to me that we have lost seven games on the bounce and we should not have done.

"I think the frustration of the fans is fully understood, I sense and share it with you entirely. We've got a lot of emails coming in which we understand.

"All I ask, very politely, is if you wouldn't mind desisting from doing that for the time being while we deal with the issues - that would be helpful. I know how you feel because I feel the same way.”

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