Michael Flynn: "We've Got to Dig in & Stick Together" Michael Flynn: "We've Got to Dig in & Stick Together"
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Michael Flynn: "We've Got to Dig in & Stick Together"

Walsall's Head Coach spoke to the media shortly after the Saddlers' meeting with Swindon Town.
Speaking after what was a devastating night which saw the Saddlers ship five goals without reply, bringing them right back down to earth, Michael Flynn called upon his team to cut out the mistakes and make more of their goal-scoring opportunities.

Heading into the match in the back of victories over second-placed Tranmere and league leaders Forest Green, the Saddlers had looked to continue their recent run and add more much-needed space between them and the drop zone.
However, with braces from Louie Barry and Ricky Aguiar along with a Jonny Williams solo strike, the Reds were well and truly thrashed, as yet more defensive errors along with a lack of cutting edge in attack saw their winning run brought to an end.
With members of the local media in attendance, Head Coach Flynn, who was joined by new recruit Wayne Hatswell in the dugout, admitted; "It's disappointing.
"We gave away goals too cheaply after a bright start, if I'm honest. The first 30 minutes, I thought we were the better team. We got in a lot of good positions.
"But look, the goals we conceded were very poor. Especially for the last hour of the game, we were too open and making too many mistakes.
"We didn't switch the play when we could have. We were sloppy with our passes – that was in the first half an hour as well, to be honest.
"So, it's disappointing. But we've got to dig in and stick together."

The Saddlers were not without goal-scoring opportunities but were unable to beat the Robins goalkeeper before falling apart at the back, entering a performance which left the gaffer scratching his head.

Michael continued; "In the second half, we were nowhere near it. At least I could say that in the first half that we created a few things, had a few chances.
"But it's about game management and seeing halves out. That's what is disappointing.
"I could have played fourteen players, but if we keep making the mistakes, the errors we've made, it doesn't matter what formation we play."

With attention soon turning to this weekend's meeting with Hartlepool United, a match which will see Flynn take charge of his team at the Banks's for the first time since taking charge, the former Newport County man insisted he was under no illusions as to how tough the job was before taking the reins.

Flynn added; "It's the biggest defeat of the season. There's always going to be ups and downs, so it's about sticking together and making sure we get a reaction on Saturday.
"I was under no illusions. They're low on confidence, so I've got to make sure we finish the season well, and then we've got a lot of work to do in the summer."
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