Date: 28th May 2017 at 7:35pm
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We haven’t seen much of Reece Flanagan in a Walsall shirt since that disastrous 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United in 2016, but the midfielder is hoping he can put his injury problems behind him and make an impact in pre-season.

Speaking to the Express & Star Flanagan said: ‘The aim is to come back for pre-season as normal.

‘I can start doing press-ups and light weight work now so I should be able to.

‘In a way the shoulder injury could be a blessing in disguise as it`s given me time to look at my knee. I`ve got to keep maintaining myself with the knee.

‘I need to make sure I build strength over the summer.’

The extent of Flanagan’s injuries have been well documented, and it would be great to see another home-grown product make a substantial impact in the first team. Saddlers fans generally seem pretty mixed on Flanagan’ chances of making it at League One level, but hopefully his experiences during this spell will have stood him in good stead.