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Michael Flynn looking to attract new generation of fans

17 March 2023

Club News

Michael Flynn looking to attract new generation of fans

17 March 2023

Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn is excited to play in front of a bumper crowd tomorrow afternoon and is keen to entice a new generation of fans.

Tomorrow’s match against Gillingham will be the second of Walsall FC Foundation’s School Partners matches this season.

There will be 1,688 school children in attendance as part of this initiative and Flynn is hoping to inspire a new wave of young fans which can hugely benefit the club’s future.  

“I want to try and attract a new generation of fans to the football club because the more fans we have, the better it is all round," he said.

“It gives more voice at the home games, more income for the club, more money to spend on players, infrastructure etc.

“We need the fans, lower league clubs are nothing without the fans and luckily we’ve got a good group here.”

The Saddlers will be taking on a Gillingham side who have turned their fortunes around in 2023 having climbed off the bottom of the table to 19th place. 

Flynn is looking forward to locking horns with his former teammate Neil Harris who he feels has recruited well in the January transfer window and the Saddlers Head Coach is under no illusions about the task that lies ahead.

“Tough game,” Flynn commented.

“They’ve gone and spent heavy in January, they’ve improved where they thought they were light.

“(Timothee) Dieng, Oli Hawkins, Tom Nichols – they’re very good players for this level and we need to be at it.

“It will be good to see Neil Harris, I played with him at Gillingham funnily enough.

“It’s a tough game, I don’t expect nothing else and hopefully we come out with the points.”

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