Nicky Devlin Hoping to Secure Permanent Starting Spot
Walsall right-back Nicky Devlin has spoken ahead of this weekend's FA Cup - First Round clash with Coventry City and discussed his desire to retain his starting spot following a frustrating spell which has seen him spend time on the sidelines.
The Bishopbriggs-born defender had to make do with a place on the sidelines for the recent defeat to Southend United and the win over Wycombe Wanderers, but came off the bench during last weekend's defeat to Burton Albion before playing the full 90 minutes against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday evening.

The 25-year-old, who has made fifty-two club appearances since joining from Ayr United in the summer of 2017, admitted that he hopes that his hard work has helped him to force his way back into the side on a permanent basis, starting with this weekend's clash with the Sky Blues.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Nicky said; "I was delighted to be back in. It’s frustrating being left out. You just have to work hard and force your way back in. The gaffer said, not just to me but to everyone, if you find yourself out the team and you get a chance – you have to take it.

"The way we were playing at the start of the season, if you find yourself out the team, you could be out of it for a long time. That is not something you want, you’re not a footballer to sit on the bench – you want to be playing every week. I am no different. It’s all about seizing your chance. Hopefully I did that."
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