Leahy Keen to Make the Most of Wing-Back Role Leahy Keen to Make the Most of Wing-Back Role
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Leahy Keen to Make the Most of Wing-Back Role

Summer signing Luke Leahy has spoken to the local press and discussed his desire to add to the goal which he scored at the weekend.
Walsall wing-back Luke Leahy has spoken to the local press following his second-half strike against Portsmouth last weekend, and has discussed his desire to stay among the goals as he looks to make the most of playing in an advanced position.

The 24 year-old, who was speaking via the Express & Star, admitted that despite never playing as a wing-back before, he believes it is the best position to showcase his ability both as a defender, and an attacker.

Coventry-born Leahy said; "I feel like I am adjusting to the role quite well, It’s still going to take a few more games to get used to the pace and I’m still learning what moves players want. But I think, as a team, we have looked quite good playing with that system.

"The second half against Oldham was very good and we were good at Portsmouth as well. For me, it’s good because it’s all about getting up and down the pitch and I can do that all day.

"I’m just getting used to getting the ball with my back to play but we are working on it quite a lot. Hopefully, over the next couple of weeks, I’ll look like I have been playing there for a few years."

Luke, who scored a fair amount of goals playing in a defensive position for Falkirk, went on to discuss his desire to add to his goal at the weekend, he continued; "I definitely want more. From full-back over the last three years I have got 12 goals, and playing higher up now as wing-back I’d liked to add a few more. Hopefully there will be more of the same.

"I actually wanted to hit the free-kick we won at the end of the game at Portsmouth but Joe Edwards told me he didn’t fancy me taking it, which is fair enough. I’m confident I can chip in with a few more.

"At Falkirk I was always an attacking full-back, the let the left mid would go wondering and it would all me to get to the back post. I scored quite a few goals from that position so I’m confident I can get a more more goals given the licence to get forward."
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