Walsall v Plymouth: Joe Masi deeply concerned ahead of League One opener - WATCH
Joe Masi spoke to Nathan Judah during Walsall's open training session ahead of the league opener with Plymouth.
The Saddlers face a race against time to bring in players with a defender the number one priority.
Jon Guthrie is currently the only senior centre-back available after Kory Roberts suffered a double leg break in the friendly defeat to Stoke.
And after missing out some of his targets, Keates hinted he will now have to look to secure players on loan.