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Cockerill-Mollett Welcomes Walsall's Pathway to the First-Team

Walsall defender Callum Cockerill-Mollett has spoken ahead of this weekend's League Two clash with Swindon Town and admitted he has been pleased to see several of the Saddlers' younger players given opportunities in the first-team.
The Leicester-born left-back made his sixth appearance of the season against Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon, and admitted that he has gained confidence from the faith that has been shown in him by manager Darrell Clarke so far this season.

Cockerill-Mollett was one of four academy graduates to take to the field against the Stags at the weekend and went on to praise fellow prospect Alfie Bates, who was making his third appearance in a row.

Speaking via the club's official website, Callum said; "It's quality. The gaffer is giving youngsters a chance. That was Alfie's third game in a row.

"So he's obviously giving youngsters a chance and I've just got to keep working hard. I just want to be starting as many games as possible and get as many appearances under my belt."

20-year-old Cockerill-Mollett went on to discuss the club's supporters, admitting he has been impressed with the level of support so far this campaign and feels it won’t be too long until the tide turns and they start seeing positive results.

Callum continued; "They've stayed with us home and away this season. Since I've been at the club, it's the best away support we've ever seen and we've gone down a division.

"They just have to stick with us and eventually the luck will change and we'll start getting some points on the board and start climbing the table."
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