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Caolan Lavery looking forward to facing former club

4 September 2020

Walsall striker Caolan Lavery is excited about facing his former club Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup tomorrow.

The Saddlers will play their first competitive game for six months when they take on the Owls live on Sky Sports on Saturday afternoon. 

Lavery is keen to get back playing competitively and is looking forward to coming up against his old team. 

"It's certainly one I'm looking forward to," said Lavery.

"It'll be the first time I've got to play against them since I left I broke through into the first team and started my career there.

"My time there was positive. Obviously I did the little jump across the city which probably wasn't fondly rememered by a lot of people in Sheffield but it was good.

"A lot of learning, I broke through the U21s, had a lot of loans and I was in and out the first team but I grew a lot, I learnt a lot and it helped me get to where I am."

The Saddlers returned to training at the start of August and have had a handful of pre-season matches in preparation for the new campaign. 

The 27-year-old has been impressed with the fitness of the squad and is now ready for the challenge of the new season. 

"Training has been good and really positive, everyone has come back in good shape. You never know what's going to happen after such a long time out but running has been good, training has been good and we're all looking forward to starting the proper season again." 

Watch his interview in full above. 

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