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Walsall midfielder constantly exceeding expectations

Walsall boss Mat Sadler has praised Jack Earing for “exceeding expectations” following his comeback from an 11-month absence.

Jack Earing and Connor Mahoney

Earing returned from an ACL injury in December and has scored twice and set up two more in five league starts.

The midfielder has retained his place in the team despite Ross Tierney and Ryan Stirk returning from injury, and Sadler insists that is testament to Earing’s strong performances.