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24 June 2013

Youngster ready to show what he can do...

THERE are some important weeks ahead for emerging wide-man, Kieron Morris, as he looks to impress during pre-season.

During his first year as a professional, the 19 year-old, who had trials with Manchester United prior to joining The Saddlers’ youth ranks, had a handful of games where he was an unused substitute before ending the campaign on loan at Worcester City in the Blue Square North.

Earning a new deal this summer, Morris will be keen to start making his mark.

“The loan spell I had at Worcester helped toughen me up,” he admitted. “It was a good League to play in; it was certainly more physical than I have previously experienced and I got knocked around a lot, but it has helped in my development.

“I think the Gaffer was 50/50 about whether to offer me a new deal, to be honest, but then I came back here and had a good game in the Walsall Senior Cup Final.

“I enjoy playing under Dean Smith. He was my manager in the youth team and I have a good relationship with him.

“I think that it’s a real boost that Richard O’Kelly has returned to the club this summer as well because he is brilliant with the young players and now Dean Holden has moved onto the coaching staff as Pro Development Coach, so it all bodes well.

“The hard work starts now. I’ve looked after myself during the summer and want to get my head down and prove that I am worth a chance in the first-team.”

Morris and the rest of the squad return to pre-season training today.

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