News in Brief: Tuesday, 23rd October News in Brief: Tuesday, 23rd October
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News in Brief: Tuesday, 23rd October

Here are some of the Saddlers stories you may have missed today, including a further update on the loan status of left-back Callum Cockerill-Mollett, news on former a new club for a former Saddler, and yet another birthday boy!
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Callum Cockerill-Mollett Loan Update
Callum Cockerill-Mollett has now returned to the club after his loan with National League North side AFC Telford United came to an end with the Bucks deciding against extending his stay, with the left-back making just two appearances during his time with the club.

Milan Moves On
Former Walsall winger Milan Lalkovic has signed a short-term deal with Czech side, SK Sigma Olomouc, with the former Chelsea prospect finally returning to fitness after being released by Portsmouth in January.

After recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon he has joined a club who are currently 14th in the Czech First Division, with a view to returning to form.

Speaking after penning his deal, Milan admitted that his last few seasons have been a disaster, he said; "If I did not get hurt, I’d still be at Portsmouth, a super club. I wanted to stay there for a long time, so I bought a beautiful house. But nothing can be done, that’s life. I’ve been in England since I was 14.

"It’s my second home. In the 2015/16 season I played nearly 50 matches for Walsall, but only 20 in the last two years. From a health point of view, it has been a disaster."

The Slovakian midfielder was planning to join another English club before Sigma boss Václav Jílek called him, he added; "I was going to show up at a club in England. We agreed on the contract, but coach Jílek called me. I felt like a good chance, like a restart. I was in the right place at the right time.

"Olomouc had a lot of injured players in my position and I was still free due to my previous injuries. Clubs in England have been trialling me, but I was not fit at the beginning of the summer."

Birthday Bumps 🎂
Today is summer signing Chris Dunn's 31st Birthday, the former Wrexham stopper has formed part of John Ward's development side as well as offering competition for first-choice 'keeper Liam Roberts.
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