Walsall assistant manager Martin O'Connor has warned Troy Deeney over his public outburst and accused him of being unprofessional.

The striker questioned his team-mate's commitment after their 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient at the weekend, claiming some would be lucky to earn new contracts. O'Connor says the 11-goal top scorer's criticism came out of the blue and has not ruled out boss Chris Hutchings fining the 21-year-old.

"I'm sure the manager will take it in hand and deal with it in his way. Troy has an opinion, but it's not right to air your dirty washing in public," O'Connor told the Express & Star.

"They were the comments which were said in the dressing room after the game. The gaffer and I said them and that's where they should stay, in the dressing room.

"You keep it to yourself, the comments by Troy belong in the club. They don't belong in the press or on websites. We know what the deficiencies were and we pointed them out. From a professional point of view it's professional to say it in house and not in public."

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