Young foward enjoying his time at Worcester...Walsall’s on-loan striker Amadou Bakayoko is feeling the benefit of regular first-team football at non-league Worcester City.
The 20-year-old joined the National League North side on a one-month youth loan in mid-January and has since had the deal extended by another month.
Bakayoko has scored three goals in six matches for City – including two in his last two outings – and the talented frontman feels he is “improving all the time”.
“I came here to get experience and to get my goals back up and I’ve been doing that lately,” said Bakayoko, who has made 15 first-team appearances for his parent club Walsall.
“I feel really good where I am right now.
“I’m on a good little run at the moment and it’s given me a lot of confidence. It’s been very beneficial coming here and I feel I’m improving all the time.
“I just want to keep developing every single game. I feel very confident and I just want to keep this up.”
Fellow Saddler Jordan Murphy is also on loan at Worcester – and Bakayoko admits the forward played a key role in his decision to join the club.
“It was Jordan who convinced me to join Worcester,” Bakayoko admitted.
“He told me about how good the club was and he’s not been wrong at all.
“It’s good having him here. We’ve been playing with each other for a while now, although it’s a bit different at Worcester because Jordan tends to play out wide and we’re used to playing up front together.
“We always encourage each other in games so it’s good to have someone you know around.”
Worcester have been in fine form of late, winning three of their last five matches, including a 5-0 thrashing of Stalybridge on Tuesday evening.
“It was a great performance and victory,” Bakayoko added.
“We worked well as a team and it was one of our best performances. I really enjoyed playing with the lads, everyone put a lot of effort in and we beat them with a good score.
“I want to help this team move forward. Everyone works really well and we’ve got some great footballers. I’m enjoying my time here.”
Watch Bakayoko's goal against Stalybridge below (3:38)...