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Leahy: There is a buzz back in the Saddlers' squad

8 March 2019

Defender Luke Leahy feels there is a buzz back in the squad following the Saddlers' last two performances against Bradford City and Burton Albion.

Against the Bantams, the Saddlers played 85 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Andy Cook, but still managed to score three goals.

Then the team went on to produce a resilient performance against Burton a week later, keeping their seventh clean sheet of the season.

And Leahy believes those performances have given everyone that extra buzz heading into tomorrow's home game with Fleetwood Town.

“The dressing room has been a lot more positive,” said Leahy. “Training has been good the last couple of weeks.

“Everyone is fighting for position. There is competition for places and that is good, it means everyone has to be on their game – even in training.

“Everyone knows we had a bad middle stage of the season. If we are going to have a good run, the best time to do it is now.

"It maybe helped us going down to 10 men against Bradford as we had to show a bit of character and a bit of fight – it was maybe what we needed at the time.

“To score three times with 10 men shows we can score goals.

“In training everyone is buzzing, you wouldn’t think we are in the position we are in with the way we train.

“We just have to keep looking forward, take each game as it comes and if we play like we have in the last two games we will be fine.

“The Burton performance, I think we deserved to win based on the chances we created.

“Everyone is positive and we are looking forward to the game against Fleetwood.”


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