Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn enjoyed giving supporters a glimpse at today’s open training session as the team conducted their final preparations for tomorrow’s match against Carlisle United at the Banks’s Stadium.
The Saddlers will be looking to get back to winning ways after a run of three consecutive defeats and start the busy Easter period on a positive note.
Flynn was pleased to give the fans an insight into the hard work the players put in at training and enjoyed meeting supporters.
“Seeing all the kids and the adults enjoying themselves today, coming up to Easter Bank Holiday weekend, it was a nice touch,” he said
“It was nice to see supporters away from the matchday hustle and bustle. It’s also important to keep these fans, especially the new generation coming through, loving their experience at Walsall Football Club.
“Obviously, there’s a game tomorrow so we haven’t done as much as we usually do in a midweek but they got a glimpse, they can see that the players are in good spirits, can see that we’ve worked on certain things.
“It’s a good insight but more of a personal insight than they get on matchdays.”
Tomorrow’s opponents Carlisle sit a place below the Saddlers but are level on points and Flynn is expecting a confident team to arrive at the Banks’s Stadium.
“It’s going to be a difficult game. Paul’s (Simpson) come in and done a fantastic job,” Flynn commented.
“He’s really turned their fortunes around and they’re a team with a lot of confidence. We’ve got to make sure we’re on our game and we cut out our individual errors.”
Last weekend at Rochdale, Carl Rushworth pulled out of the starting XI with an injury in the warm up while Liam Kinsella and Conor Wilkinson both limped off.
Rushworth was involved in today’s training session but Kinsella and Wilkinson were not and Flynn provided an update on their conditions.
“Liam is not as bad as we thought so he’s not too far away but it’s another one we can’t rush,” Flynn confirmed.
“Conor, I’m not too confident on and I’m waiting to find out more over the next few hours.”