"I'm Only Getting Stronger"- Elijah Adebayo on Growing Up at Walsall

Saddlers striker Elijah Adebayo has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's League Two clash with Stevenage and admitted he has learnt a lot about himself since he left Fulham for Walsall last summer.
22-year-old Adebayo, a product of Fulham's youth system, enjoyed loan spells with Slough Town, Bognor Regis Town, Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town and Stevenage before moving to Banks's Stadium during the summer Transfer Window.

Elijah has netted six goals from thirty-six appearances so far this season and admitted he struggled at the beginning of the campaign but has started to find some form and believes he needed to move away from home to mature as a player.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Elijah said; "This is my first home after Fulham and I've learnt a lot about myself in the eight months I've been here. I feel like I'm only getting stronger and I'm looking forward to progressing my career even more.

"You have to grow up when you move away from where you're comfortable. This is part of the sacrifice you make to ensure that you have a great career, you always have to be adaptable to change.

"If you want to have the best possible career and give yourself the best possible chance, you have to make sacrifices for what we call the game we love."

With the Saddlers squad enjoying a fairly young average age Adebayo admits the younger players need to learn quickly and take advantage of the older heads currently plying their trade in WS1.

Elijah continued; "We're learning together and we have to learn quickly. We are quite a young group with a few experienced heads in there as well to help the younger lads.

"We have great pros, great senior pros to go and ask anything and they'll give you the best advice. They've been through it, they've gone through the stages we're going through right now.

"They know how to deal with things the best way possible, the experienced lads are great to have around. That's the game we're in and the quicker you pick it up the better chance you have of having a successful career. It's good to have the experienced heads in there."

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