Walsall midfielder Brandon Comley believes the team are developing and gelling well ahead of the 2022-23 season.
The Saddlers continued their preparations by getting more minutes into their legs against Championship side Coventry City on Tuesday night and will conclude their pre-season programme on Saturday afternoon away at National League outfit Solihull Moors.
Despite falling to a 3-0 defeat against the Sky Blues, Comley has seen some promising signs and is keen to continue building with the Saddlers aiming to standout with their fitness.
“We’ve been worked hard and rightly so,” he said.
“We’re trying to be one of the fitter teams in the league. We’re working hard every day, the boys are getting to know each other well, we’re building on what the gaffer wants us to work on and I think it’s coming together.
“We’ve got to keep working, keep pressing, keep developing the strategy that the gaffer wants us to play but it’s definitely coming together and we’re hopefully going to be showing that on the pitch come the season.
“The boys are dying to get going and we’re putting in the hard miles and hard graft to impress in the first game.”
Despite the three-goal deficit against Coventry, the 26-year-old felt the Saddlers had good spells in the match against their Championship opponents.
“They’re a tough team, a Championship side and they showed their ability,” Comley commented.
“They worked us quite well but I feel in good spells, long spells of the game we showed resilience and we tried things.
“We had chances early on and before they scored we had a good chance to take the lead so in a lot of parts of the game, we showed a good account of ourselves but once you make a mistake against higher opposition, they do punish you.”