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Michael Flynn 'very proud' of his team following win over Sutton United

14 March 2022

Saddlers Head Coach Michael Flynn was ‘very proud’ of his team on Saturday with the way the won the game against promotion-chasing Sutton United.

The only goal of the game came just after the half hour mark as Conor Wilkinson scored from the penalty spot and Flynn believes that the win was a thoroughly deserved one for his team and the character shown by his team was the most pleasing aspect for him.

“I thought we thoroughly deserved to win, we were the better team,” Flynn said.

“They were always going to be a threat with the players they have got and how the get the ball into the oppositions box but we stood tall, we won our individual battles all over the pitch and I am very proud of the players today.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be pretty today but the character of my players today was the most pleasing thing.

“Hayden White has had COVID-19, Manny Monthe isn’t 100% fit, he has had swelling on his knee all week and Tyrese Shade has been ill as well and they have all put in very strong performances so that goes to show their commitment and their togetherness and wanting to play with their team mates.

“It is a very, very pleasing three points.”

Wilkinson notched up his eighth goal of the season in the win at the weekend, meaning he has now scored three goals in his last four games and even though he is finding his form, Head Coach Flynn is hoping to see more from the 27-year-old.

“Everyone knows the ability that Conor has and he should be scoring more,” Flynn continued.

“Conor should be in double figures every season with his ability but he is getting there and he is knocking on the door now.

“What pleased me more today though was their work ethic as it wasn’t the prettiest of games, even though we created some really good opportunities in the game and played some good stuff at times.”

The Saddlers are back in action on Tuesday evening as we welcome Oldham Athletic to the Banks’s with Flynn and his side looking to make it five games unbeaten.

Tickets for the game can be purchased via our e-ticketing website or by calling the ticket office on 01922 651 416.


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