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Matty Daly believes Town can continue goalscoring form in Walsall visit

10 November 2023


Matty Daly believes Town can continue goalscoring form in Walsall visit

10 November 2023

Town’s number 10 Matty Daly believes his side can carry on the goalscoring form displayed against Marine in this weekend’s trip to Walsall.

The midfielder played a key role in the 5-1 victory last time out and with an unbeaten record of five on the road, Daly believes the timing of this run could be important.

He said: “Last time out against Marine, we got a good result. We managed to score five and now we are looking to take that form back into the league now and build on our recent results away from home.

“Collectively, we have to keep the same mentality and keep going for it every week, it’s important you carry on that run right through the Christmas period into the new year. Obviously, our home form isn’t where we’d want it to be so that has to be the next aim to improve.”

However, with Walsall boasting a strong record on their home soil, the 22-year-old insisted Town will have to be at their best if we are to return to Harrogate with the three points.

“There is never easy games at this level, going away to Walsall will be tough, they have strong home form this season. They’ve had a similar start to the season as we have had and watching the coverage of them, we know it will be a tough test but we’re looking forward to it.

“Of course, at this stage of the season there is a lot of football to come. We want to get the fundamentals right and get as many points on the board as possible before the new year.

“It’s about taking things one game at a time for us, we want to knuckle down and try to be the very best version of ourselves then in the new year, we will see where we are at.”

Reflecting personally on his season so far, the midfielder is pleased to have nailed down a place in Simon Weaver’s starting line-up.

“I’m really enjoying my football, I’m grateful to be given the opportunity to play regularly and I’m looking to try and build on recent performances to kick on again.

“For me, it’s about keeping the rhythm of goals and assists going. I do think the last eight weeks have shown that and hopefully I can keep making those contributions to help the team.

“I’m always pleased to get the goal, especially that first goal against Bradford. For me, it got me off the mark and hopefully now more can come because I’m keen to see where I can get to personally.”

With Josh March, Sam Folarin, Luke Armstrong and Jack Muldoon battling it out at the top end of the pitch, Daly believes the variety within Town’s attack has helped him to further develop his game.

“I’m always trying to adapt. I’ve found myself playing just off the striker this season and the guys who have played up top all have different styles. For me, I’m still building that understanding to know what they want.

“To do well, I have to bounce of what they want from me and likewise, they have to understand what it is which I want to suit my style of play.

“The big thing for me is that variety is helping to make me a better player. Throughout your career, you will play with a variety of different players and that is only going to make me better in the long run.

“As a team, it gives the opposition something to think about, each of the strikers have quite different playing styles and that can impact the way we will play.”

Finally, with Simon Weaver and his side getting set to make the journey to face Bolton in the second round of the FA Cup, Town’s number 10 insists the side will take confidence from our away league form this season.

“It’s an exciting tie for us, of course it’s a difficult place to go and I’m sure they’ll be well supported. They did very well last year at League One level, again this year they are right up there so it’s a very good test for us.

“We might go as underdogs on paper but as a group we go there to win. We have shown what we are capable of against the likes of MK Dons and Bradford this season and we know that is what we have to do in order to get a result.”

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