Kinsella Not Concerned With Playing Position as He Looks Towards Next 100 Appearances

Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella, who recently made his 100th Saddlers appearance, has admitted that he'd happily play in any position as long as it allows him to play the game he loves.
Kins has played in several positions over the course of his young career including right-back, left-wing and centre midfield and, although he prefers to play in midfield, admitted that he is willing to play in any position the manager requires, insisting he will always give his all.

Competition for places has meant that the 23-year-old has been unable to start every game so far this season, but the Colchester-born man believes he has shown plenty of ability and given the manager every reason to trust him to rise to the occasion if and when called upon.

Liam had to settle for a place on the bench during the weekend's victory over Crawley Town but was restored to the starting XI for the Saddlers' midweek EFL Trophy victory over Southampton Under-21s and will no doubt be hoping to retain his place for this weekend's League Two clash with Salford City.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Liam said; "I’ve been centre midfield, right-back, left-wing, all over, but I don’t mind as long as I’m on the pitch, that’s all that matters to me.

"It’s a new position for me but I’m adapting to it and working on it in training. If you’re playing in that position you want to get goals and assists because it’s a more attacking role so hopefully I can do that.

"It’s nice that the gaffer trusts me to play in any position, like I say, all I can do is my best for him.

"I’d say centre midfield is probably my best position, getting up and down the pitch, winning tackles, getting on the ball and giving the forwards the ball to do something special.

"Being on the pitch and playing the football is all that matters to me. Wherever he wants me to play I’ll always give it 100 per cent."

Kinsella, a product of the club's academy, came off the bench against Scunthorpe United to earn his 100th club and, following last season's disappointing relegation from League One, wants to repay the club for the faith which has been shown in him.

Liam continued; "The club has been fantastic to me since I was eight and you couldn’t ask for much more from the club so hopefully we can give it back on the pitch and get the club back on the way to where it belongs.

"I’m just enjoying my football at Walsall and can’t ask for much more. I’m delighted, as a young kid you want to reach that milestone and thankfully on Saturday I came off the bench and it was a big achievement for me.

"Once you start as a young kid you just want to get that first game but then when the games keep coming thick and fast you don’t realise how many games you’ve played but 100 games is a dream come true.

"It’s not a good experience getting relegated but there’s confidence in the group."
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