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PRE MATCH | Kieran Phillips linking up well with George Miller

24 September 2021

Walsall forward Kieran Phillips has enjoyed playing with deadline day signing George Miller and hopes his good relationship with him can spur the team to victory against Bristol Rovers tomorrow afternoon.

Miller made a flying start to life at the Banks’s Stadium, netting twice on his full debut against Mansfield Town.

The pair have spent plenty of time together on and off the pitch and Phillips feels they are developing a good understanding with each other.

"It’s really good working with George,” Phillips said.

“We’re living together as well at the moment so we are building that relationship on and off the pitch so hopefully we can take that into games and get each other some goals and assists.

“On a night when we get into the house, we are talking about where could I have put that cross or you could make this run, I could make this run and we are creating that relationship on the pitch which can hopefully help us get the points on the board. “

Phillips got on the scoresheet the last time Walsall played at the Banks’s Stadium in the 1-0 triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Papa John’s Trophy and is looking forward to getting back to the Banks’s Stadium tomorrow.

The 21-year-old is expecting a difficult test against Rovers who will be looking to end a run of successive league defeats.

“They have had a couple of tough games with two losses on the bounce,” he commented.

“They will be wanting a reaction from those games, we know that. I think it will be another tough game because we will both be wanting to prove a lot.

“Football is a crazy game. You want to score early every game and have the momentum in your favour but it could turn out to be that you get a 90th minute winner but for us patience is definitely key in games.

“It’s definitely a boost playing at home though. It’s my first loan so it’s the first time playing in front of the fans and to be honest it just gives you a massive boost.

“If the game isn’t going in your favour and you make a tackle or you create a chance, the crowd then start screaming and it does really give you a boost and the momentum can then swing in your favour and that can really help.”

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