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Michael Flynn pleased with the progress that's being made on the pitch

18 July 2022

Head Coach Michael Flynn was pleased to see that there was an understanding between his players developing during Saturday’s win over AFC Telford United.

Goals for the Saddlers came either side of the half-time break with Andy Williams and Isaac Hutchinson both finding the target for Flynn’s side.

The rotation in the middle of the pitch between Hutchinson, Brandon Comley and Liam Kinsella in the first hour of the match was something that Flynn was pleased with.

“I think I said a couple of weeks back that with the likes of Birmingham City and Aston Villa, we wanted to work on things without possession,” he began.

“In the last two games, we have had a lot of possession and it just gives us a little bit more of an understanding in a game situation of how the players are getting to know each other.

“There are one or two things that we need to work on but in general the way they rotated and the way they moved, especially the midfield, I was pleased with that because when you can rotate and move like that, if you execute the pass right then you will create space for yourself and for your team mates and that is when you will start getting more crosses in the box, more shots and more goal scoring opportunities.

“As a team against Telford they have done nearly 100km in this heat and that is very good because going off what they were doing last season, that would have been one of the highest as to where they were so I am pleased with that.”

Williams has now found the back of the net in his last two games against Leamington and Telford and the Head Coach was full of praise for the experienced frontman.

“He has been fantastic so far,” he continued. “He has come in and he is one of the fittest in the group despite his age.

“He is very knowledgable and if you put the ball in the right area for you, he will put it away because he is a good finisher but we have got to give him more opportunities.”


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