"It’s About Learning About What we Have" - Michael Flynn on Walsall's Pre-Season Progress "It’s About Learning About What we Have" - Michael Flynn on Walsall's Pre-Season Progress

"It’s About Learning About What we Have" - Michael Flynn on Walsall's Pre-Season Progress

The gaffer was pleased with some of the players' individual performances, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
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Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn has spoken to club journalists and admitted there is plenty of work to be done before the recently-rebuilt squad will be ready for the 2022/23 campaign.

Commenting shortly after the Saddlers played out a one-all draw with Leamington - Andy Williams' first goal for the club being cancelled out during the second-half - Flynn admitted there were some encouraging individual performances but more work lies ahead.

The former Newport County boss continued to select a wide range of players and positions as he looks to settle on a matchday squad for the opening day meeting with Hartlepool United, and is keen to learn as much as he can about his squad.

Speaking via the club's official website, Michael said; "There were some good individual performances. We didn’t move the ball quick enough but it was tough out there with the conditions, the pitch was very slow.

"There were parts that I wasn’t happy with but I would rather them happen now so we can work on them.

"In the first half they have five throw-ins where they got it into feet and they were able to either have a shot or a cross from and that’s not good enough or what I expect.

"I thought there were some good individual performances out there. I thought Ronan Maher when he came on was excellent and that is a really bright thing.

"I thought Hayden White was solid but it is disappointing to concede from a set play. The main positive is is that we haven’t picked up any injuries tonight.

"It’s not all about results in pre-season, it’s about learning about what we have got in the building and how they play together.

"I know we have split it up again this evening but I had to change the team we had in the first half because I didn’t want any injuries.

"Fair play to Leamington, they worked their socks off, they made it hard for us in both halves. They worked well, they pressed us, they stuck together as a unit and they did quite well so credit to the opposition."
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