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Owen Evans chats to Saddlers Shout

28 July 2022

Our official matchday programme Saddlers Shout is back for every home match this season!

Pick up a copy around the ground and Club Shop at Saturday’s match against Hartlepool United.

We have plenty of new features and in Saturday’s edition you will hear from Co-Chairman Leigh Pomlett, Head Coach Michael Flynn and new Saddlers goalkeeper Owen Evans who sat down with us for an exclusive interview.

Here is a snippet of our chat with the former Cheltenham stopper.

How have you found pre-season and are you looking forward to the new campaign?

“Pre-season was tough; I think the gaffer put everyone through their paces. It’s been good, I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been good getting to know the lads, we’ve gelled really well and it’s exciting to start the season and see how we get on.”

You arrived in June and have been here for a month. How well have you settled in?

“I’ve settled in really easily. There’s been a few new faces so we’ve all been sharing that same experience and finding our feet, getting used to Walsall and finding new places. The lads who were here previously have made it really easy, the gaffer and all the staff as well so it’s been a very easy process.”

Has it made it easier for you to come into a group where a lot of the players are also new?

“Yes and no. Everyone’s gelling so you’ve got that thing in common with the new lads. We’ve got a good group of lads who were here previously who are able to show you the ropes because every club is different so it’s good to have a good group of lads who’ve been here previously to show you how things work. It’s been enjoyable so far.”

Yourself and fellow goalkeeper Adam Przybek both joined this summer. How have you found working with him?

“It’s been good. Adam’s been quality since day one. It’s going to be a good battle this year in the goalkeeping department. We’ve got Dan Watson as well, who I know well from last year so it’s going to be really exciting and will go from strength to strength in our department. It’s been enjoyable, training’s been sharp so we can’t complain.”

How did you feel when you heard the news your former coach Dan Watson was coming to Walsall?

“I was excited. I worked really well with him last year. We got on really well, I like the way he coaches and the way he goes about his business, he’s a top quality professional and the Club can only thrive by having him in the building. He’s settled in really quickly, he’s from Walsall himself and he’s been really happy to get involved with the Club.”

Pick up a copy of Saddlers Shout for just £3 at Saturday's match to read more from the 25-year-old! 

Programmes will also be available to buy at walsallfcstore.co.uk


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