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Michael Flynn keen to keep learning more about his squad in pre-season

13 July 2022

Saddlers Head Coach Michael Flynn is keen to keep learning about his squad over the course of pre-season with the start of the Sky Bet League Two campaign fast approaching.

His side played out a 1-1 draw with Leamington on Tuesday night and despite not being wholly satisfied with the overall performance, Flynn expressed that this is the right time for things to happen in games so that the group can work on them in the coming weeks.

“There were some good individual performances,” said Flynn.

“We didn’t move the ball quick enough but it was tough out there with the conditions, the pitch was very slow.

“There were parts that I wasn’t happy with but I would rather them happen now so we can work on them.

“In the first half they have five throw-ins where they got it into feet and they were able to either have a shot or a cross from and that’s not good enough or what I expect.

“I thought there were some good individual performances out there. I thought Ronan Maher when he came on was excellent and that is a really bright thing. I thought Hayden White was solid but it is disappointing to concede from a set play. The main positive is is that we haven’t picked up any injuries tonight.

“It’s not all about results in preseason, it’s about learning about what we have got in the building and how they play together.

“I know we have split it up again this evening but I had to change the team we had in the first half because I didn’t want any injuries.

“Fair play to Leamington, they worked their socks off, they made it hard for us in both halves. They worked well, they pressed us, they stuck together as a unit and they did quite well so credit to the opposition.”

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