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Flynn pleased with how team are coming together

5 December 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn is pleased to have hit the 30-point mark and feels players returning from injury lay-offs have aided his team’s good run of results.

The Saddlers stretched their unbeaten run to eight in all competitions with a 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Friday night thanks to second half goals from Tom Knowles and Danny Johnson.

Flynn is pleased with how his side are progressing and believes having players come back from injuries has helped boost the team.

“It goes to show missing certain players affected us earlier in the season but even when they came back, it takes them time to get up to speed because they weren’t little injuries, they were long injuries and freak injuries,” Flynn said.

“I’m pleased that they’re coming together, it’s nice to be on 30 points now.

“I thought we were brilliant. They didn’t look like scoring for large parts of the game. We shut their spaces down, they like to play out from the back and we knew that, we were happy to sit back and press when it got to a certain point, we knew our trigger to go and we pressed well as a team.

“When you’ve got the defenders I’ve got at the minute, I’m more than happy to go one-v-one at the back because I’ve got full confidence in their ability.”

A total of 609 Saddlers fans made the trip to South Yorkshire on Friday evening and Flynn was full of praise for the supporters and revealed he likes to keep tabs on how many tickets have been sold for away matches.

“I know they sold out the initial allocation (on Thursday) because I always check,” he commented.

“They were brilliant, they were the only ones making noise. I think our performance made their fans quiet and our fans were there enjoying it.” 

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