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Lavery: "It's nice to get back amongst the goals"

27 October 2020

Club News

Lavery: "It's nice to get back amongst the goals"

27 October 2020

Walsall striker Caolan Lavery was pleased to get back amongst the goals and admitted he should have scored more this season.

The 28-year-old’s brace helped the Saddlers come from behind twice to earn a point against Barrow on Saturday.

He took his total to three for the season with a neat finish in the first half and a penalty in the second half, making amends for his miss from the spot against Leyton Orient earlier in the month.

Lavery insists he had no doubts about stepping up to take the penalty and he was happy that he was able to take the chances that fell his way on Saturday to get back on the goal trail.

“It’s nice to get back amongst the goals,” Lavery said.

“I’ve mentioned previously that I should have more than three as well. I missed a few good chances that I should have scored earlier on in the season so to get back amongst them was nice.

“There was no doubt in my mind (about the penalty). I think a few of the other lads fancied it as well and I said ‘lads I’m going to take it and I’m going to score it’ and they said fair enough so it was nice.

“I changed the run up because the ref put me off and I thought that I was not going to risk it.”

The Saddlers quickly turn their attention to tonight’s clash with high-flying Cambridge United at the Banks’s Stadium.

Lavery is in no mood to dwell on the draw with Barrow and focus on the challenge of Cambridge who are second in the league and pose a real threat with in-form striker Paul Mullin already into double figures for the season.

“They’re one of those teams that if you look at them from last season to this season and whatever they’ve done has worked for them and they’ve got a centre forward in red hot form so it’s going to be another interesting one but it’s one that we’re all looking forward to,” Lavery commented.

“With the disappointment on Saturday, you can’t sit there and worry about it because you’ve got to switch on for Tuesday so it’s nice when the games to come along quick.

“Obviously, you’ve got to do everything right and the coaching staff will make sure we do that but it’s nice to have another game quickly.”

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