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Perry pleased to score first professional goal

22 March 2021

Walsall midfielder Sam Perry is hoping more goals will follow after opening his account in professional football.

The 19-year-old scored a brilliant half volley against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend on just his sixth first team appearance.

Perry was disappointed that his goal didn’t come in a victory despite an encouraging first half display but he was still pleased to score his first Saddlers goal.

“It’s a great feeling to score my first professional goal,” Perry said.  

“Hopefully many more will come now.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game and we had to score.

“We took the lead nice and early and in the first half we were brilliant but obviously, it’s a disappointing result but it’s about putting it right.

“We need to go on Tuesday night and a reaction is needed.”

Perry has been pleased with the continued trust Head Coach Brian Dutton has shown him in recent weeks.

He is keen for that to continue, particularly this week as the Saddlers prepare for two important matches against Southend United and Grimsby Town with the former coming this evening.

“The whole squad know it is a massive week coming up,” Perry insists.

“We know we’ve got the ability and we know we can go there and win both games so it’s just about putting it together.

“I’m grateful to the gaffer for putting his trust into me and hopefully he keeps putting his trust in me. Now it’s about building the appearances up, keep going and we just need the results now.”

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