Local lad ready to push on...
SADDLERS’ defender, Richard Taundry is finally looking forward to getting his season up and running, beginning with the visit of Crewe on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm).
The 23 year-old made his first League start of the season at Shrewsbury Town last weekend after an ankle injury halted his early season progress and he admits that he is delighted to be back in action, but refuses to take his position for granted.
"It’s a great feeling to get back into the swing of things,” he said. “I feel fine and fresh, so long may that continue so I can stay in the side to help the lads, but that’s not down to me it’s up to the gaffer.
"I need to keep my head down and continue to work hard, and the rewards will come my way."
Local lad Taundry has not experienced many ‘derbies’ in his time at the club, and although Crewe aren't seen as The Saddlers' fiercest rivals, the youth team product is hopeful of an enthralling contest when Steve Davis’ men make the short trip to Banks's Stadium.
“We don’t get to play Wolves and Albion very often and Crewe’s less than an hour away so it’s nice to have that buzz for a local game, like we did at Shrewsbury last weekend," stated Taundry. “We know what to expect from them; they've noticed us and will come at us so we’ll deal with that and go about the game our way."
Taundry is overjoyed by the progress the side have made so far this season and despite losing three League games on the bounce, the versatile performer believes it is only a matter of time before the club gets back to winning ways. "I've been here a long time and this is probably the best set-up I've seen since being here," he admitted. "We have a good style of play, which is great for us.
"We haven’t had the best of results in the past few games, but the performances are there for everyone to see and it won’t be long until we start picking up three points regularly.”
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