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Flynn excited for final encounter

6 May 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn is excited that tomorrow’s final match of the season will be played in front of a packed-out Banks’s Stadium and hopes that it’s a sign of things to come.

The largest crowd of the season is expected tomorrow afternoon with plenty at stake for our visitors Swindon Town who are looking to at least secure a place in the play-offs.

Flynn has been encouraged by the level of support from Saddlers fans and the season ticket sales ahead of next season.

He is keen to see that continue next season but stressed it’s important to end on a high to ensure that happens.

“I want them to finish on a positive,” he said.

“I want them to give everything because there’s no excuses of resting them for the next game, they’ll have a few weeks off before returning for pre-season so there’s no excuse not to leave everything on the pitch tomorrow.

“I’m looking forward to the game for all our supporters. Whatever happens to Swindon is not my concern, they’ve got to look after themselves, we’ll be trying to win the game and what will be, will be come five o’clock tomorrow.

“The automatic place is up for grabs, the play-off place is up for grabs so it’s going to be an interesting finish, there will be twists and turns as well.

“Hopefully it sets us up nicely for bigger crowds next season because we’re doing well, that’s what we want. We’re looking forward and we want to play in front of as many fans as we can.

“I know the season tickets are going well as well so it would be great if we could keep that going, hopefully there’s a lot of positives to look forward to next season.”

The Robins will provide a tough test and showed their quality in the reverse fixture back in February.

The Saddlers will be looking to build on their good recent home form and take that momentum into next season.

“I think it’s been excellent the home form, not just very good,” he commented.

“They (Swindon) hammered us down there, they deserved to. They’re a very good team and probably should be higher than what they are but tomorrow’s a different day.

“It’s not a revenge mission with Swindon, they’ve been towards the top of the league for most of the season so tomorrow is a chance for the players to prove they can do it against the big teams.”

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