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.”