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HEATH HEADS OUT ON LOAN

8 August 2014

Young midfield man heads for Dales Lane...

YOUNG Walsall midfielder, Jake Heath, today completed a one-month loan move to Rushall Olympic.

The 19 year-old enjoyed spells at Worcester City and Leamington last season and is looking to continue his development with the Evo-Stik Premier Division side.

“I went out on loan last year and felt like I really improved,” he said. “I found it to be a lot more physical than I expected and I learned a lot, especially during my time at Leamington.

“I was coming up against bigger and stronger lads and it definitely toughened me up.”

Now a year older, Heath will be looking to get competitive games under his belt for The Pics who finished just five points outside the play-offs last season.

Former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Richard Sneekes manages the club who take on Stafford Rangers in a friendly on Saturday before their League opener against Frickley Athletic a week later.

“It’ll be great to get more first-team experience," he went on. "They’re a good side in a tough League so it can only be good for my progression.

“I hate not playing games so hopefully the manager will put me in and I can show what I can do.

"There’s nothing worse than having to watch from the sidelines so I’m looking forward to just getting out there.

“Liam [Roberts] is already at the club as well as a couple of lads who I used to play alongside in the [Walsall] youth team, so hopefully I’ll settle in quickly.”

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