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Walsall friendship reaping rewards

Liam Gordon feels his close friendship with fellow Walsall defender Taylor Allen has helped the pair bring the best out of each other.

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Liam Gordon and Luca Ashby-Hammond

Allen started the campaign as back-up to Gordon in the left wing-back slot but subsequently excelled at left centre-back to make 16 consecutive starts from mid-February onwards.

Gordon said: “I’ve got nothing but amazing things to say about Taylor. We speak at training all the time and socialise outside of football a lot as well.