Matt Taylor: Walsall at risk of losing loan stars

Boss Matt Taylor admits Walsall are at risk of having their loan stars recalled by parent clubs, adding: “It’s part and parcel of the game.”

Walsall manager Matt Taylor..
Walsall manager Matt Taylor..

The Saddlers have five players in on loan – Carl Rushworth, George Miller, Rollin Menayese, Kieran Phillips and Tyrese Shade.

All of them have impressed so far, and Taylor knows that they could potentially be taken away – although stressing the players ‘have their own minds’.

“It’s part and parcel of the game, I’m afraid,” said Taylor.

“If a player is doing well, then of course other people, other clubs – and the parent club – will be monitoring that situation.

“But if you’ve got the loan players in the building that are being monitored, you’re doing something right and they’re doing something right.

“It’s the nature of the beast, unfortunately.

“One thing I will say is that all the players have their own minds.

“They have their opinions on where they feel is best for them to play their football.

“It’s a difficult one, but you do understand and accept when you take a player in on loan – whether it’s from a club in a higher division or your division – there’s always that possibility and, unfortunately, they might call that player back.”

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