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Lavery looking to create more chances

19 March 2021

Club News

Lavery looking to create more chances

19 March 2021

Walsall forward Caolan Lavery feels the team need to create more chances as they prepare to take on Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

The Saddlers will be looking to build on their draw against Crawley and will be aiming to add more goals and pick up a positive result.

Lavery, who has scored twice during Brian Dutton’s reign, has enjoyed playing alongside Josh Gordon and Emmanuel Osadebe in recent weeks and feels if the team can start to create more opportunities, he’s confident the goals will then come.

“As a group we need to start creating more chances and I think if we can manage to do that, we’ve got people in the team who are there to score goals and want to score goals,” Lavery said.

“If you ask any of the boys, we want to create more chances and we want to come away with five, six or seven chances a game. I want to build on it, I always want to score goals because that’s my job so if a chance comes, hopefully I can put it away.”

“I’m obviously the focal point down the middle and I have Josh and Paddy playing just off me so they’re probably taking a bit of the workload off me as in having to run channels every single time and things like that. It’s good to have those two attacking players close to me so I’m not so isolated all the time.”

Recent form has been frustrating for the Saddlers but Lavery believes once the team return to winning ways, they will grow in confidence and put a run of results together.

The striker is confident the team can get a result against in-form Bolton but admitted he’s expecting another difficult test.

“The same as every week, a good tough battle,” Lavery said.

“They’ve got some good footballers and a good spine of the team right from the back to the centre forward.

"It’s going to be a difficult game, they’re doing really well but if we play well, we can beat anyone on our day so it’s a matter of us doing what we need to do, listening to our instructions and going about it.”

“Once we get that first three points hopefully, like it does with any team, it gives you that confidence, give you that kick and make you go on and win two or three on the bounce.

“At the moment we need to focus on getting three points, starting this weekend and we’ll go from there.”

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