Midfielder Reece Flanagan was pleased to return to the Saddlers’ starting XI for our 1-0 New Year’s Day defeat to resurgent Plymouth.
The 23-year-old has featured ten times for Walsall in all competitions this season but had not started a league game since April 2016.
Flanagan was pleased with his contribution at Home Park and felt he should have been awarded a penalty after being bundled over inside the box in the second half.
“It had been a long time waiting for me but it was good to get in the team,” he said.
“I thought I put in a performance that will put myself in the gaffer’s eyes so hopefully I will keep my place in the team.
“I thought we played quite well and created a few chances away from home.
“They had a couple of shots from long range but I didn’t feel there was a great deal that really troubled our goal.
“It was disappointing to concede and we felt we should have had a penalty ourselves.
“I chested it down in the box and was about to shoot from 10-12 yards out. I had no reason to go down but I felt a push in the back so for me that was a blatant penalty.
“We’ve got to keep looking forward to the next game rather than looking into the past and hopefully we can pick up points.”