Friday, 17 November 2017

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Kinsella at Home in the Right-Back Role

11:35 am Friday, 17 November 2017
Saddlers right-back Liam Kinsella has spoken to the press and discussed his progression from youth team striker to first-team right-back.
Walsall right-back Liam Kinsella, who has been enjoying a spell in the Saddlers starting XI, has spoken to the local press and discussed how much he is enjoying his new role, before discussing the importance of being able to adapt.

Liam, who was speaking via the Express & Star, admitted that his decision to concentrate on the right-back position has helped him to improve his game, he said; "I feel this season I have progressed a lot in the right-back role. It’s helped nailing down that one position. It means the gaffer can look at you as someone who plays there.

"I have played in central midfield and as a number 10 but I feel comfortable at right-back. I enjoy the defensive side of the game. And I think defending is one of my strong points. It’s been good playing in lots of different positions. But I felt this season it was important to nail down one and after speaking with the gaffer we agreed right-back was the best position for me."

Kinsella, who played as a striker when he first joined the club, then went on to talk about the importance of being flexible, admitting that he's met plenty of players who were unwilling to adapt, he continued; "I joined Walsall when I was seven or eight. I was a striker back then and loved scoring goals. I’ve changed positions a lot over the years. But I think it’s important to be flexible. I’ve met quite a few lads who had really good ability but their attitude wasn’t there.

"As a right-back I put defence first. I want to keep a clean sheet, defend first and get forward after that. The attacking side is something I am looking to add to my game. I want to get forward as a right-back and try to get some assists as well as some goals."

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