Liam Kinsella has been in good form of late and is enjoying his current run in the side, having started our last nine matches.
And the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international feels he is developing all the time.
“It’s really good to be in the team and play week in week out," said Kinsella. "That’s something I’ve been working on as a professional.
“I feel like I’m progressing and this is my best run in the team, playing nine games on the bounce. I’m just enjoying every minute of it.”
Many players having progressed through the Saddlers' Academy and Kinsella is pleased that manager Jon Whitney is willing to give Walsall’s younger players time on the pitch.
“When I was with the U16s and first-year scholars, I saw the players that came through the ranks," he added. "That’s given me the confidence to say I’m good enough.
“The gaffer has seen that in training and has given me the chance, so I’m just trying to repay him back through the performances.
“Kieron [Morris] came through the ranks and has played over 100 games now. The club is playing young players, so if you’re good enough, you’ll get the chance.
“I think that’s credit to the academy staff and management who are bringing the players through and giving them the opportunity."
The Saddlers head into this afternoon’s game against Scunthorpe in 14th place, although a win could see us climb into the top ten.
“Scunthorpe are doing well," Kinsella commented. "Obviously they lost last weekend, but overall their season is going really well.
"But as always we’re looking to try and beat them. If we get a result today, we can push ourselves right up there near the play-offs.”