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A first half double from Walsall's Tom Bradshaw ensured they picked up the three points in Latics' final away game of the season.
On-loan defender Anthony Gerrard believes Latics can be a force in the division next season if they stick by the current management set up in place.
First team boss Dean Holden faces the club he started the season with on Saturday as he takes his side to Walsall in the last away game of the season.
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