Walsall winger Jack Nolan was pleased to get another 60 minutes under his belt in midweek and is eyeing more vital game time in Friday’s pre-season friendly away at Shrewsbury Town.
The Saddlers were held to a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers Under 23s on Tuesday evening in their second friendly of the summer.
After a tough couple of weeks back, Nolan feels things are starting to come together and believes every minute on the pitch is vital in preparation of the new campaign in September.
“It’s massive for a lot of the boys to get 60 minutes in,” he said.
“Hopefully a lot of the lads will get 60 on Friday as well. We haven’t played for five months so it’s massive to get those minutes in against a good side, Wolves moved the ball well so it was massive to get those minutes in.
“It was tough on the body in the first week but it’s great to be back in and around the lads again. I think what we’re trying to build here is starting to come into practice in the games so every game that comes we tick it off and move on.”
The Saddlers will kick-off the new season in the first round of the Carabao Cup against Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday.
Nolan is looking forward to testing himself against the Owls and is hoping the game can provide the team with the perfect springboard to take into the league campaign.
“It’s a great draw,” he commented.
“It’s a massive game, especially to be at home it’s a great draw and I think it will put us in good stead for the season if we do well because it will be a massive confidence boost.
“if it doesn’t go as well, we can look at it, work hard, they are a Championship side but we will give our all and hopefully come out on top.”