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Holden pleased to get off the mark early doors

22 September 2020

Walsall midfielder Rory Holden was pleased to get off the mark with a goal early in the new season.

The 23-year-old opened the scoring with a stunning strike against Harrogate Town on Saturday as the Saddlers earned a point in a 2-2 draw.

It has taken Holden just four games to open his account for the new campaign and feels he can now kick on and add more goals to his game.

“Obviously playing in the number 10 or out wide you have to score goals and you have to make assists,” Holden said.

“It has only taken four games this year for me to get my first goal whereas last year it took me 30 so I’m hoping I can just improve and keep going.”

Holden felt despite the flying start against Harrogate on Saturday, the Saddlers didn’t play their normal game as they found themselves 2-1 down at half time.

Walsall improved in the second half and Holden felt that, in the end, it was a decent result for the Saddlers.

“I think it was a good point in the end,” he added.

“Obviously, we scored early on but I feel as if we didn’t impose our game enough, especially in the first half we played their game but I feel it’s a good point coming from 2-1 down and we should have maybe won it in the end.

“I think we maybe started too well and scored too early but I feel as if we didn’t impose our game at all, we played their game and played long ball but in the second half when we got the ball down and started playing we started to find pockets of space and imposed ourselves.”

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