Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett eager to earn promotion

Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett admits he is ‘very dissatisfied’ over still being in League Two and wants to achieve promotion as soon as possible.

Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett
Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett

The Saddlers – after a summer revamp, bringing in Matt Taylor as head coach – get the new campaign started at Tranmere on Saturday.

And Pomlett, speaking during a Q&A session with supporters at the Banks’s Stadium, is hoping for much better in 2021/22 after ending up 19th last term.

“My vision, really, hasn’t changed. I am very dissatisfied to be the chairman of a League Two football club,” he said.

“I inherited one and I do not want to be one for very long. Jamie (Fullarton) knows that, Stefan (Gamble) knows that, Matt (Taylor) knows that. I want us to get promotion as soon as possible.

“I’m not going to say we’ve got to get promotion this year or we’ve failed.

“But I want us to be an awful lot better than we were last year, and I’m pretty confident we will be.”

Pomlett, who also reaffirmed his desire for Walsall to become a sustainable Championship club in the future, added: “I am looking for us to be in League One, at least, fairly soon.

“They know what the timescales are but I won’t put them under any more pressure.”

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