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Adebayo intent on being more ruthless

15 September 2020

Walsall striker Elijah Adebayo was delighted to start the new season off with a goal and is now intent on being more ruthless.

The 22-year-old picked up where he left off from his last league game against Exeter City way back in March as his second half strike was enough to give the Saddlers a 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town.

Adebayo joked about how many ‘tap-ins’ he’s scored during his time at the Banks’s but was delighted that his persistence paid off and he was rewarded with a goal

"You have to keep getting in behind. We've worked the patterns in training about getting in, so it's about being ruthless when I get those opportunities.

"Making sure that the keeper doesn't stand a chance when I get in.

"Strikers like to overthink stuff and I'm always trying to out-wrong the goalkeeper and send him the wrong way.

"As long as it goes in the goal that's it really. I'm delighted with that.

"I scored eight tap-ins last year, but I'll take another one.

"You have to be in there to score so I'm delighted with that, a goal is a goal at the end of the day.

"It's got us the three points, so yeah (I'm) happy.”

The former Fulham man is looking to kick on from his positive start and feels with the cohesion that is now in the squad, he feels himself and the team are in a much stronger position than they were at the start of last season.

"From 12 months ago, we were a brand-new squad. Now we've been together for the last year and after the New Year you could see the team starting to gel,” he explained.

"Now that we're all comfortable and know everyone's strengths and weaknesses, it's about building what we did at the back end of last season.

"We know that the cohesion between the group is great and it's about keeping that momentum.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s trip to Doncaster to face Harrogate Town. Live video match passes are available to purchase for £10 here.


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