Callum Cockerill-Mollett worried over new Walsall deal

By Liam Keen | Walsall FC | Published:

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..

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.”

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.


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