Cameron Pring: Walsall laying platform for success
Cameron Pring reckons Walsall are building the foundations for a successful season after tipping the club’s strikers to fire sooner rather than later.
The Saddlers head to Plymouth on Saturday aiming to build on a steady start which has seen them take five points from their opening four League Two fixtures.
Darrell Clarke’s new-look team have so far been strong in defence but struggled in attack, conceding only twice yet scoring just two themselves.
But wideman Pring, who is on a season-long loan from Bristol City, believes it is only a matter of time before they hand out a hammering.
He said: “One of the games is going to click and we’ll score four or five because we’re creating the chances so we just need to put them away.
“I think as soon as the strikers get their first goal they’ll start firing and their confidence will be there.
“They’ve been playing well but they just need to get their first goal.
“They work hard and defend from the front and they shut down options that are there and break very quickly so it will come.”
Walsall’s strengths and weaknesses were on display during Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Newport, a match where chances proved to be at a premium for both teams. It followed last weekend’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Crewe.
Pring spent last season on loan in League Two with Cheltenham and Newport and reckons the Saddlers have the potential to challenge near the top of the table.
“I think we’re capable of it. We’ve built a base now,” he said. “Every team needs time to gel. One of the games it is going to click and we will start firing. It is a good set of lads, we all get along well.”