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Leahy confident he can adapt to the English game

6 July 2017

Left-back Luke Leahy is confident he can cope with the demands of English football.

The 24-year-old became the Saddlers’ first signing of the summer transfer window last month after arriving from Falkirk on a two-year deal.

The Coventry-born defender made over 127 league appearances for the Scottish Championship club, scoring 11 goals.

And while he is expecting League One to be difficult, Leahy believes he and right-back Nicky Devlin – who has also come down from Scotland’s second tier – will be able to adapt.

“I knew Nicky before I arrived,” said Leahy.

“I played against him quite a few times last season and got the better of him quite a lot!

“I’m expecting the English game to be difficult, but I was ready for a new challenge and that’s why I’ve come down here to League One.

“If I apply myself properly, the way I have done so far, I don’t see why I can’t hit the ground running when it comes to the Bury game.

“I’m someone who gives 100% every game. I never give up.

“When you put that much effort and commitment in, you’re halfway there. The talent will come through with the hard work.”

Leahy has already put in the hard yards since linking up with his new teammates for pre-season training last week.

“I’m loving it!” he added. “It’s been testing but I’ve got through everything quite comfortably.

“Last Friday we went to Cannock Chase and the first week was testing. But I’m happy with how everything’s gone and I feel I’ve settled in quite well.

All the lads have been welcoming and it’s much easier to settle in when there are so many good lads around.”


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