Cockerill-Mollett Injury 'Not as Bad as First Feared'

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken ahead of this weekend's League Two clash with Port Vale and offered an update on the status of highly-rated defender Callum Cockerill-Mollett.
Callu, was making his twelfth appearance of the season as the Saddlers faced Chelsea U21s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening, but limped off before the match had reached the ten-minute mark with Kory Roberts eventually taking his place in the team.

The 20-year-old Leicester-born left-back, who had put his body on the line to deny the Blues another goal, was treated on the pitch by the club's medical staff before moving to the medical room as the match continued.

Following the match, development coach Brian Dutton spoke to the press and admitted that it didn't look great, however, Clarke has now updated fans on Callum's injury status, with things seemingly looking up.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Darrell said; "He's walking. It was an awkward one, he's caught it on the end of his toe. I don't normally like giving injury information out but he won't be fit for Saturday. But it doesn't look as bad as first feared."

The match itself saw the Saddlers bounce back from going two goals down to snatch a late win as Dan Scarr crashed the ball home in second-half stoppage time eventually resulting in Walsall being drawn at home to Portsmouth in Round Three of the competition.
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