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Michael Flynn pleased to have had free week ahead of Sutton test

11 March 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn has enjoyed having a free week on the training pitch with the players ahead of Saturday’s match against Sutton United.

The Saddlers have had midweek trips to Swindon Town and Northampton Town to contend with since Flynn took charge.

A home game is also welcome for Walsall who have had four away trips in five and Flynn is looking forward to getting back to the Banks’s Stadium.

“It will be great to be in front of the supporters again,” Flynn said.

“We’ve got two difficult games now – Saturday and Tuesday at home and we’ll be looking to try and get as many points as we can.

“It’s a tough run of fixtures we’ve got and we want to win our home games.

“It’s been good to spend more time on the training pitch. We’ve gone through a lot of stuff with them but also being careful and not overloading them with information so early but we got to do things with them we haven’t been able to do yet.

“To be fair to them, they’ve taken it on board really well and it’s been a good training week.”

Another tricky test awaits the Saddlers tomorrow afternoon as high-flying Sutton United, who will be buoyed by their Papa John’s Trophy semi-final triumph over League One Wigan Athletic, visit the Banks’s Stadium.

Flynn was keen to congratulate the Amber & Chocolates on reaching the final and is expecting to face a team full of confidence given their exploits so far this campaign.

“I think they’ve had a superb season,” he commented.

“I’d like to congratulate them on getting to Wembley as well, I think it’s a fantastic achievement for a League Two club to be there.

"Hartlepool were unfortunate as well. Sutton are on a crest of a wave, very organised and efficient in what they do so if we’re not at it, it’s going to be a long afternoon.

“With their promotion they had recently, they want games and want to keep going. It’s up to us to put a dent in their momentum, it’s going to be difficult but if we’re at it and we do what we’re asking them to do, I’m confident we could win the game.

“They’re near the top of the table for a reason because they’ve been consistent all year.

“They’re full of confidence and it’s going to be a tough game.”


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