Tuesday, 9 June 2020


Highly-Rated Duo Among Walsall's Released List

Highly-Rated Duo Among Walsall's Released List

Following the confirmation of the club's 'Released and Retained' list, it has been confirmed that club prospects Kory Roberts and Mitchel Candlin have not been offered new deals and will soon be free to find employment elsewhere.
Despite being watched by several scouts over recent years the duo failed to make much of a breakthrough in 2019/20 - Kory Roberts being sidelined following his double leg fracture suffered head of 2018/19 and Mitch Candlin enjoying various loan spells away from WS1.

However, the news may still come as something of a shock as, given their ages, the pair clearly have plenty of room for improvement, with Roberts already proving he is capable of performing for the first-team when called upon - the Birmingham-born defender making twenty-four appearances in 2017/18.

And, were it not for the serious injury he suffered during the Saddlers' pre-season clash with Stoke City, we're confident Kory would already be an established member of the back-line.

Mitch Candlin, however, is a different tale, watched by scouts from clubs up and down the leagues, and even spending a spell with Blackburn Rovers, Mitch failed to make the breakthrough into the first-team with various managers agreeing he had plenty of talent but was missing something which would see him force his way into the matchday side.

The Stafford-born striker now has the opportunity to go and prove himself elsewhere, and with his undoubted ability, should finally be able to secure some regular first-team football.

We'd like to wish both Kory and Mitchel all the very best as they begin the task of finding a new club.

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