He continued: “It was a great start and that is what Tom does.
We have had some heated debates amongst the coaching team about what team do we play.“Do we put another striker on the pitch?
But I think we have to respect the opposition and the danger they pose.“But I thought we were so disciplined with the way we played today.
It’s great to show people that.”The only down side to the afternoon was substitute Devante Cole grabbing a late consolation for the visitors which keeps the goal difference in League One just in Burton’s favour.
But Whitney refused to dwell on the goal, adding: "If I had a bit more hair I could style it - everything can always be better.
“We said before the game, if you look at the permutations of a 2-0 win, another 2-0 win and a 1-0 defeat for Burton that gets you into the Championship.“If you look at it that way now we have got the 2-0 win which we have to take to Port Vale.” Well done Jon and boys. The only negative for me is, 1 when we play like this, we should rack up more goals.
Goals from Tom Bradshaw, Paul Downing and Romaine Sawyers secured the Saddlers a convincing 3-1 victory at the Banks’s Stadium.
The result means if Whitney’s men win by a two goal margin at Port Vale on Sunday and Nigel Clough’s Brewers lose to Doncaster, Walsall will win automatic promotion to the Championship.
Whitney said: “I said to the lads I have just got a feeling something special is going to happen this year and we have given ourselves the opportunity to do something really special.“We have kept it going.We have got momentum, Burton know they can’t switch off.They have to get back on it and start pushing for the weekend.“We are going to keep this going as long as we can and credit to the boys because for the first 25 minutes I thought we were absolutely outstanding against a Fleetwood team I respect very highly.“I feel for Steven Pressley because I really like their staff.They have got a lot of respect for this club and I have got a lot of respect for them.“But at the end of the day we need to get wins and it’s a fantastic achievement from the boys.We are going to carry it on next week and see where it takes us.”Walsall began the game like a steam train with Bradshaw giving his the lead after just two minutes and then Downing quickly doubling the advantage.Whitney was delighted his players showcased how good they are in front of the Sky television cameras.