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McEntee pleased to find his scoring touch this season

12 September 2023

Walsall defender turned midfielder Oisin McEntee has enjoyed finding his goalscoring touch this season.

The 22-year-old scored his third goal of the season, his first in the league, against Salford City on Saturday as the Saddlers came from behind to claim all three points.

McEntee believes his good fitness levels have contributed to his improved form in front of goal and he is pleased to be finding himself in the right positions to score goals.

“They’re landing right for me,” he said.

“I’m happy to get goals, I haven’t got a lot in my career but this season it’s going well, I’m getting in the right positions and I’m finishing them.

“The momentum brings me forward, I’m fitter than I ever was so I’m able to get up and down the pitch.

“I’m still learning a new position so it can only get better from here, my attacking positioning, because I’m not used to being in those areas but week by week, training session by training session, it’s getting better.”

Not only did McEntee get on the scoresheet, he also contributed with an assist as his cross was met by Freddie Draper who headed in the equaliser.

The Saddlers had to dig deep in the first half to ensure they went into the interval just the one goal behind as the Ammies applied a lot of pressure after they got their noses in front.

That gave the Saddlers the platform to go and stage a comeback and Head Coach Mat Sadler made two substitutions at half time, introducing Ross Tierney and Aramide Oteh and McEntee applauded the impact they both had.  

“Ross and Rem were unbelievable when they came on, they’re two top players,” he commented.

“You see Rem at the end filling in at left wing-back, winning headers even though he’d like to be at the other side of the pitch but he dug deep.

“I’m delighted to get an assist for Freddie, a great header and that’s what his game is.”

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