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Leahy: we didn't start quick enough

1 October 2018

Saddlers defender Luke Leahy admits that the loss against Accrington Stanley at the weekend was disappointing.

It was just the second league defeat of the season and Leahy was left disheartened by the narrow loss but insisted that with the derby fixture against Shrewsbury Town coming up, there won’t be a repeat of that performance.

Speaking after the game, the full-back touched on the sides slow start, which he feels ultimately cost them the game.

“It was disappointing,” he said. “In games we try to start really well but we didn’t today and we gave them something to hold onto to.

“There is nothing better as an away team than the home team gifting you a goal and then you’ve got something to hold onto and they ‘played’ the referee really well.

“It was a frustrating day but the good thing is we’ve got a big game Tuesday where we can put things behind us if we win.

“One of the last sentences before we go out is ‘make sure we start well’ and we didn’t do that and it has punished us and we have lost the game in the first 10 minutes.

“In the second half, we started slow again. You need eight or nine to get going and there were only a couple who started reasonably well.

“Not enough of us turned up and that showed.”

And with the local derby against Shrewsbury up next, Leahy spoke about his excitement for the game, revealing that the game can’t come quick enough for him.

“There is now because we got beat today.  I’m desperate for Tuesday to come around the corner and forget about today.

“You have to plan the same. You can’t make more of a bigger deal of it than it is because it’s just a football match and we need to win it.

“We will recover, do everything right and make sure we are ready for Tuesday.”


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