Purkiss on the challenge that awaits...FULL-back, Ben Purkiss, has given his assessment on the challenge that awaits The Saddlers in League One next term.
“I don’t think that the teams coming down from The Championship are as strong as those going up,” he said without hesitation. “As far as the teams that are coming up from League Two, it will be interesting to see how they adapt to life at this level.
“Some of them have played in League One in recent years, but as Rotherham United have proved, if you have the finances and spend them correctly then anything is possible.
“On that basis, Fleetwood Town, will be hoping to make an impact in what is their first-ever season at this level and I expect them to give a good account of themselves.
“One thing is certain, League One is going to be competitive. If a team starts well and builds up some early momentum then there are opportunities there.
“Hopefully we will be one of those teams that can make an impact from the start.”