Callum Cockerill-Mollett worried over new Walsall deal

Callum Cockerill–Mollett has admitted he was worried about not getting a new Walsall deal after his injury setbacks.

Callum Cockerill-Mollett and Samuel Osborne..
Callum Cockerill-Mollett and Samuel Osborne..

The 21–year–old made 15 impressive appearances in a Saddlers shirt last season, but spent two spells on the sidelines towards the end of 2019.

The latter of those spells was a torn hamstring in January, which was the last time he featured for Darrell Clarke’s side.

As his deal was up this summer, Cockerill–Mollett has admitted he was concerned that a new contract might not come, but after the club offered him new terms, the defender believes he deserves the chance.

“There’s always a worry that a contract won’t come, but you have to have confidence in yourself,” he told the Express & Star.

“The gaffer keeps you informed. He’s been ringing us throughout lockdown to see how we are and keeping us updated on what’s happening next.

“He doesn’t hand it on a plate to you and tell you there’s a new deal.

“He lets you know what he thinks of you, but doesn’t say if you’re getting it until it’s decided. It can be nerve-wracking.

“Luckily, I managed to get the contract and I’m now looking ahead to playing games next season.

“I felt like I deserved it, but getting injured doesn’t help with your nerves and obviously the gaffer hasn’t seen you play in a few months.

“Your mind is up in the air and you don’t know what is happening until it gets sorted.”

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