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Luke Leahy: 'I Just Hit it and Started Running'

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy has spoken to club journalists on the back of his opening-day match winning strike, which saw the Saddlers secure all-three points against Plymouth Argyle, and has admitted that it was an incredible way to start the season, revealing that he lost his voice after celebrating with the fans.
Coventry-born Leahy, who bagged three goals in fifty-two appearances last season, praised the club's supporters, admitting that the noise which erupted from the stands as the ball hit the back of the net was similar to that produced when George Dobson smashed home against Northampton Town.

Leahy, who was speaking via the club's official website - Saddlers.co.uk - said; "It was incredible. The noise it generated was probably the same as Northampton last season, my voice has gone as well from all the screaming. What a feeling that was.

"We deserved it to be fair. After we scored we sort of sat in and made it a bit difficult for ourselves but thankfully the ball has gone in the back of the net and it has got us the three points today.

"I said in my matchday programme interview that if we can get Walsall fans off their seats, and going home with a smile, they will be here the week after. I think we did that and I am sure a few of them will travel down to Scunthorpe and cheer us on."

Luke then went on to talk about match-winning free-kick, revealed that summer signing Zeli Ismail wanted to take the set-piece but the full-back was having none of it, he continued; "Zeli came to try and get the ball off me but I told him to go away, nicely! As soon as Kieron was fouled, I went over and I just thought, this is me. I just hit it and I started running as soon as I had hit it, so I am just pleased."

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