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Maddox keen to add more goals as Saddlers prepare for busy week

25 October 2022

Club News

Maddox keen to add more goals as Saddlers prepare for busy week

25 October 2022

Walsall midfielder Jacob Maddox is confident he can score more goals after netting his first for the Club in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Sutton United.

The Saddlers went down to 10 men in the first half when Brandon Comley received a second yellow card, and Robert Milsom's 72nd-minute penalty saw them trail 1-0. But substitute Maddox equalised late on with a first-time finish from outside the box.

23-year-old Maddox joined Walsall in September and is looking to find some consistency after getting off the mark for Michael Flynn's side.

“Scoring is something I want to improve on,” he said.

“I feel like I have the ability to do so, but I need to do it on a more consistent basis.

“The chance came, I didn’t really think about it too much. I knew which corner I was going to go for and placed it in.”

Maddox could not resist running over to celebrate his goal with the 349 travelling Walsall fans.

“A few of the boys didn’t want to make the trip with me down the other end,” he joked.

“But I saw the fans and how buzzing they were, matching my emotions, so I had to run.

“Once I faced them, I couldn’t turn around really.”

Walsall now have back-to-back home games, starting with this evening's clash against Harrogate Town before Rochdale visit on Saturday.

When the Saddlers drew 1-1 at Stockport County earlier this month, consecutive home wins against Northampton Town and AFC Wimbledon followed.

The players believe the same outcome can be achieved.

“We’ve gone into this week thinking it can be a big week,” Maddox said.

“We’ve got a point now and it’s not the end of the world.

“We have a game on Tuesday and Saturday, and we’ll be trying to get maximum points from them.

“We’re confident we can do.”

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