Former Saddler shows his appreciation...FORMER Walsall midfielder, Kris Taylor, is showing the kind of battling qualities that served him well during his time at Banks's Stadium after being diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year.
In a show of support, Saddlers' supporters have been marking the 15th minute of our games with a round of applause.
"Obviously since being diagnosed with testicular cancer, my world has been turned upside down," said the local lad who appeared 93 times for the club and was part of the squad which won the League Two title in 2006/07. "The worry of whether things will be okay, what treatment I will need and, due to my love of football, when I am going to play again have been going through my mind.
"Luckily those questions have been answered and my prognosis is very good.
"During this tough time, my wife has been amazing and so too have my parents. Most people know that they can rely on family and close friends for support, but I have also been overwhelmed and touched by the support that I have received from the ‘football community’.
"I have received so many kind messages via Social Media and appreciate every single one of them.
"I have also heard about the gesture by the Walsall fans. Having a minute’s applause during the 15th minute of matches has left me lost for words… which certainly takes some doing, I can tell you!
"I just wanted the opportunity to say a massive thank you to the Super Saddlers’ supporters. Hopefully the team can give you the success that you all richly deserve and I am delighted to see Dean Smith and the players doing so well and challenging at the right end of the table.
"Once again, thank you for your support. It means so much."