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Lavery looking to take the positives

23 December 2019

Walsall striker Caolan Lavery is keen to take the positives away from Walsall’s draw with Exeter City.

The striker netted his seventh goal of the season at St James’ Park as the Saddlers scored three times in the opening half an hour.

Exeter pulled two goals back through Ryan Bowman before half time and completed the comeback midway through the second half thanks to Lee Martin’s deflected shot.

The 27-year-old was disappointed not to see the game out but believes there are still reasons to remain upbeat.

“We’re going to take the positives the best we can, we come away disappointed not to take the three points but there’s positives to be seen and lots of good performances out there,” he said.

“It’s disappointing to draw after such a bright start but overall we’ve come away to Exeter who are flying high in the league and we’ve shown we can do it. Unfortunately, we’ve thrown it away and have come away with a point but we’ll take the positives.”

Lavery has scored four goals since making his comeback from a six-week injury lay-off against Swindon Town back in November and is desperate to stay fit for the remainder of the campaign.

He’s also developed a good partnership with Josh Gordon and the striker was pleased to see his colleague get himself on the scoresheet as well.

“I’m happy for Josh as well,” he commented.

“He’s done really well to get on the end of the cross and head it home. Hopefully we can keep it going until the end of the season and keep the goals going. Hopefully we can look up the table.

I’ve had back luck in the past with some bad injuries but my main focus is to stay fit and help back the best I can.”

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