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Flynn discusses Bradford trip and transfer window

2 September 2022

Club News

Flynn discusses Bradford trip and transfer window

2 September 2022

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn has called for consistency from his players as they prepare to face Bradford City tomorrow afternoon.

The Saddlers will be looking to get back to winning ways after a frustrating run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions.

Transfer deadline day saw Danny Cashman join on loan from Coventry City and Flynn Clarke return to Norwich City.

With the transfer window now closed, Flynn has his squad and has challenged his players to rise to the challenge and up their game.

“The players have got to step up who are here,” Flynn said.

“This is what we’re left with unless we do an unattached player.

“We need consistency, we need to be switched on for the duration of the game, not just 80/90 per cent of it.

“They’ve started alright, bit of a blip at the moment wins wise but we just need to put the next win on the board.

“We were disappointed with the game on Saturday (against Grimsby Town), we should have been out of sight, then we gave away two terrible goals which we’ve gone through and tried to put the wrongs right.

“Talk’s cheap, I’m not one to beat around the bush and make excuses. We’re playing well for the majority of games but we’re not killing teams off and we’re letting teams get back in and we’ve got to stop doing that.

“We’ve got to be up for it on Saturday because there will be up to 17,000 fans there at Bradford which will be an unbelievable atmosphere.”

With five players still out injured, Flynn was keen to make further additions but admitted deadline day turned out to be a frustrating one.

“It went against us yesterday,” Flynn commented.

“Trivela and Leigh (Pomlett) have been excellent and they have extended it (the budget) but the five players out is a big hit on us and we wanted to try and bring the right players in that would strengthen us and not just sign for the sake of it.

“It was a frustrating day but not from a lack of trying from any of us. We’re all in it together and we’ll come through it together.”

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