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Flynn pleased with Conor Wilkinson's improved form

4 March 2022

Saddlers Head Coach Michael Flynn has praised striker Conor Wilkinson following his improved form in recent weeks ahead of Saturday’s game against Barrow.

The striker has found the back of the net three times in his last five games when playing alongside fellow striker George Miller, who has also rekindled his early season form with three goals in his last four games, and Flynn believes that playing them together is helping the pair grow. 

It wasn’t just Wilkinson’s form in front of goal that Flynn was pleased with though as he was quick to highlight his work rate off the ball as well. 

“Playing two up front helps them out,” Flynn began. 

“It allows them to forge a partnership, they get some consistency together and they get a better understanding of each other and this has just been from when I have been in the building by the way. 

“It keeps everyone on their toes, they both know there are people chomping at the bit to take their place as well. 

“You’ve got Brendan, you’ve got Devante and Tyrese can also play there so there are those options there that we have got. 

“They have got to keep their shirt and at the minute they are doing a good job, especially out of possession as well. 

“Conor’s stats are through the roof with the amount of work he has been doing and once he does that week in, week out, he will get fitter, he will get stronger and his quality is above this level and then that starts shining more often than not.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s game against Barrow, a side who currently sit just one place outside the relegation zone in the division, Flynn is expecting another tough match.

“It’ll be my fifth game this weekend, four of them have been away and it has been a baptism of fire with all of the away trips,” he continued. 

“The players have responded excellently and they are really giving their all. 

“We are looking to get the win against Barrow, I know they’re down the bottom of the league but I know Mark Cooper well and his teams always give the opposition problems so we have got to make sure that we are on it tomorrow.” 


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