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FLANAGAN STAKES HIS CLAIMS

29 July 2015

Emerging midfield man pushing for a starting place...

EMERGING midfield man, Reece Flanagan, staked his claims for a starting place with an energetic display against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening.

The 20 year-old is part of a group of young players at the club who will be looking to make their mark in 2015/16 having come up through the ranks and the flame-haired midfielder did his prospects no harm against The Baggies.

"It was another good test for us against a Premier League team," he said. "We played well throughout the game and created plenty of chances.

"I thought that we controlled it for large parts and had a lot of possession, so that is encouraging for us.

"Obviously we were disappointed to come away with a defeat and no goals to show for our efforts, but it was a worthwhile work-out for us.

"I was pleased with my own performance; I want to be involved and start as many games as possible. My aim is to be able to influence what we hope will be a good season for the club.

"I'm feeling great and have got a good pre-season under my belt. We're bringing a lot of talented young players through and it will stand us in good stead.

"Hopefully I can do enough to push myself into that starting line-up and stay there."

The Saddlers will be sending a team to face Chasetown at The Scholars Ground this evening. Kick-off is 7.30pm - please come along and show your support!

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