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Vassell Wants More First-Team Football Following Chester Loan Spell
 
Vassell Wants More First-Team Football Following Chester Loan Spell
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Vassell Wants More First-Team Football Following Chester Loan Spell

9:30 am Saturday, 7 January 2017  
Young Walsall defender Theo Vassell, who recently returned from a six-month loan spell with Vanarama National League side Chester, has spoken to club journalists and discussed how much he has benefitted from a spell of competitive first-team football.
Young Walsall defender Theo Vassell, who recently returned from a six-month loan spell with Vanarama National League side Chester, has spoken to club journalists and discussed how much he has benefitted from a spell of competitive first-team football.

Speaking via Saddlers.co.uk, Theo said; "I really enjoyed my time there. It was a completely different experience, my first competitive season playing first-team football and I can honestly say it has really helped me.

"The standard is not easy at all – it took me by surprise. It’s a tough, aggressive league and I would recommend any young player to go there because you’re going to learn a lot. It’s a lot more physical.

"I feel I’ve matured from the experience and I’ve grown from a boy to a man. I’ve learned a lot, on and off the pitch. I made 16 appearances for Chester and at one point we had seven clean sheets in a row, and only one defeat in 17 games. The team have done well and I’d say the experience has helped me massively. It’s helped me become more vocal as well."

When asked whether he'd welcome a return to Chester, who are reportedly keen on bringing the former Oldham Athletic defender back to the club, Theo said; "I’m not sure yet if I’ll be going back there or not, but whatever happens, I’ll look forward to whatever I’m doing – whether it’s going back there or staying here. All I want to do is play first-team football which is the most important thing in my career at the moment."

Theo also discussed how playing in front of larger crowds has helped him become a better footballer. You can read the full interview by clicking HERE.

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