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Flynn: Missed chances costly for Saddlers

19 April 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn was left to rue missed opportunities after Monday’s defeat away at Crawley Town.

Isaac Hutchinson’s scored the only goal of the game as The Red Devils claimed all three points.

The Saddlers saw chances come and go as Sam Perry struck the post before Jack Earing rattled the crossbar and Flynn was left frustrated that his side couldn’t turn their good play into goals.

“We played some good stuff at times, just didn’t capitalise on our opportunities - it’s as simple as that,” he said.

“Until we start doing that, then it’s going to be frustrating.

“The goal we had disallowed was wrongly done in the first half, I watched it back so it’s a little bit frustrating.

"Ultimately, we didn’t take our chances.

“They only needed the one to get them the three points which is disappointing because the effort was there, we played some good stuff, especially last 20 minutes but we’ve got to be taking at least one of those chances.

“I don’t think we deserved to lose that game but if it’s not going in for you at one end, you’ve got to make sure you don’t lose and unfortunately, we didn’t do that.”

Flynn made four changes to the team that started against Carlisle United. 

Given the quick turnaround and the injuries within the squad, the Saddlers Head Coach stressed the importance of being cautious.

“Donervon we couldn’t risk, he’s been out with a muscle injury,” he explained.

“George Miller had to come off because he was feeling cramped up, Reece Devine had to come off on Friday and Tyrese has just come back from a muscle injury so we’ve got to be careful.

“I’ve got to have a look at some of the players as well so I gave them a chance, I don’t think anybody had a really poor performance but we still lost the game.”

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