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BAX ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD

8 May 2014

Wide-man can't wait for the new campaign...

THE 2013/14 season may have only just ended for The Saddlers, but James Baxendale is already looking forward to what the new campaign holds in store.

"We'll come back next season fresh and raring to go," promised the 21 year-old. "It was frustrating the way in which things petered out this time, but I firmly believe that we have enough about us to be a top six club.

"We have the quality and the structure in place here to be challenging in there and that is what will be driving me on during the summer and into the new season.

"There are some good, young lads here and we can only learn from our experiences in 2013/14. The spine of the team is in place and strong; there is no better base at this level than Richard O'Donnell and then in front of him we have the likes of Paul Downing, Sam Mantom and Romaine Sawyers.

"We will then build around that and bring some new faces in, so these are exciting times and I am delighted to be part of it.

"As a group we are determined to work hard and improve. It's all about making progress and it's certainly been a learning curve for me, one that I will learn from.

"We know where we have let ourselves down and it is frustrating that we've not done as well as we know we are capable of on home soil, but there is a lot to be positive about here and plenty to look forward to."

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