RICHIE Wellens insists fans’ support at the County Ground on Saturday secured his side an additional two League Two points against Walsall.

Town triumphed 2-1 against out-of-form Walsall – who have lost their last six league games – as Wellens’ gritty 11 braved the wet autumnal elements to record a third win on the spin.

Eoin Doyle and Diallang Jaiyesimi must be thanked for their on-pitch contributions, both men notched either side of half time to ultimately lift Town into the fourth tier’s automatic promotion frame.

But Wellens applauded the support of Town’s 6,600 plus fans whose vocal backing – in the opinion of the Town boss – made a key difference.

He said: “The most important thing was the result. It’s a pleasing result because we dug in and the supporters gained us an extra two points.

“The fans could sense we weren’t playing great, but it was difficult for both teams today.

“The wind picked up in the second half and it helped Walsall, who are a decent team.

“Walsall were decent against Mansfield last week, but they’re going through a stage where luck is against them.”

Despite Town registering their third win in 10 days, Wellens was adamant more could have been done in the first half to extend Town’s one-goal lead.

The 39-year-old accepted passing was negative at times, and movement wasn’t as fast as it often can be.

Wellens added: “In conditions like that, the most important thing is the result.

“We started the game okay, we passed the ball quick, we switched play and we started playing down the sides of Walsall’s back three.

“We got chances, but we were a bit too slow – there were too many passes back. We weren’t great in the first half.

“The second half was a battle. Ten days ago, I had a go at the supporters because they didn’t give us any help, but on Saturday they got us over the line – 100 per cent.

“I’ve played in conditions like Saturday. One minute you see a pass, the next you look down and ball is caught in a puddle – and it catches you out.”