Jimmy Walker: Young guns ‘to fire up Walsall’

Walsall favourite Jimmy Walker has backed the club’s younger talents to be the ‘driving force’ next season.

Sam Perry
Sam Perry

The Saddlers have made an impressive start to the transfer window with the capture of proven League Two players.

They also have several young talents signed up, including Sam Perry, Alfie Bates and Tom Leak, and Walker insists they will be key to compliment the group.

“They’ll be the driving force, without a doubt,” he told the Express & Star. “But, they’ll be better players with experienced players around them. Every team I was in had the right blend of youth with players who want to prove themselves, but older heads who also have something to prove – not just coming for a pay day.

“Get the blend right at Walsall and it can be a success. Get three of four really experienced, some exciting youngsters and then one or two main forwards, you can’t go far wrong. It will help the younger lads, like Perry and Bates, come through and they can be real assets driving the club forward.”

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