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Pre-match: Draper keen to get on the goal trail

18 August 2023

Club News

Pre-match: Draper keen to get on the goal trail

18 August 2023

Walsall striker Freddie Draper has been pleased with his contributions so far but is keen to quickly get on the goal trail.

The 19-year-old, on loan from League One side Lincoln City, made his first two appearances for the Saddlers against Stockport County and Wrexham after missing the first two matches through suspension.

Draper has provided two assists so far and is hoping to improve that area of his game and while he has been satisfied with his output so far, he is aiming to break his duck and find the net on a regular basis.

“It’s a good contribution (so far) but as a striker I want to score goals and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing,” he said.

“Hopefully I can do that in front of the fans and they can see a lot of me scoring a lot of goals.

“Hopefully the assists keep coming as well because that’s another part of my game that I want to improve on so I’m excited to get some goals scored.”

Draper will be hoping to be involved in tomorrow’s clash with Crewe Alexandra at the Mornflake Stadium.

The forward is looking forward to the game and is heading into it with a positive mindset.

“Every game in this league will be tough so we’re expecting a tough game but we know within ourselves that we’re a good team and we can get the wins,” he commented.

“We’re a positive team and we look forward to each game as it comes. Hopefully, we can get the win.”

Another away following of close to 1000 is expected at Crewe tomorrow and Draper has been impressed with how the fans have supported the team so far this season.

“It’s been up there; the fans have been special,” he said.

“They’ve been amazing travelling in their numbers, thousands is pretty crazy.

“The support at Wrexham was amazing so it’s good to see the fans are backing us. Hopefully we can give them more to sing about and give them a few victories to make them happy.”

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