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Flynn: Saddlers have nothing to lose

4 November 2022

Club News

Flynn: Saddlers have nothing to lose

4 November 2022

Michael Flynn believes his side have nothing to lose in their Emirates FA Cup clash against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

The Saddlers have boasted a strong October with only one loss in their last seven in the league and are on the back of two consecutive home wins heading into the fixture.

Flynn is confident his players can match the energy and performance of their League One opposition at Adams Park.

“It’s a free hit,” he said.

“We’ve been playing well for a high percentage of the season, and we’re now starting to get the wins and performances together.

“The boys can go there with a real belief. We want to put on a show and hopefully we can get into the next round.”

Flynn is a huge admirer of the FA Cup and wants his players to embrace his feelings when they are in action at the weekend.

“The best memories I’ve had in my career as a player and manager come from it,” he stated.

“Standing on the touchline next to the likes of Pep Guardiola and (Mauricio) Pochettino, the list goes on.

“I’ve had a taste of it (FA Cup success), and I want more. It’s something I’m very fond of.”

It will not be the first time the two managers meet in the dug-out, as the pair met in the 2017/18 League Two season when Ainsworth’s Wycombe played Flynn’s Newport.

The 42-year-old Welshman did not shy away from professing his respect for his counterpart.

“Gareth (Ainsworth) has done a great job there over the years and is somebody that I have a lot of time for.

“I know they are going to be organised and fit, it’s going to be really tough, and we need to be ready.

“We’ve got to be up for the challenge,” he added.

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