Centre-back Connor Johnson is targeting an extended run in the team after making his league debut against Scunthorpe.
The 20-year-old has been restricted to just five appearances since arriving on a season-long loan from Wolves in August.
His most recent outing before last weekend came on 1st December – an FA Cup second-round tie against Sunderland.
And after six weeks without action, the young defender was simply pleased to get some game time.
“It was good to play because it was my league debut and I was just happy to be back in the team,” said Johnson.
“I found out the day before; the gaffer pulled me in his office and said I’d be playing. The last time I played I found out just before the game, but he wanted to give me chance to prepare.
“I thought in the Sunderland game I did well and I wanted to get a run of games, but it obviously didn’t happen.
“I’d love to get a run of games if I can – that’s my main aim.
“The more games I play, I think the better I’ll be. I want to get more experience and it’d be good to stay in the team now.”
The Saddlers are winless in seven heading into tomorrow’s match at Gillingham – but Johnson is confident our luck will turn.
“We’re going through a bit of a sticky patch at the minute,” he added.
“You can’t change anything that’s happened, you’ve got to be positive and look to the future.
“I don’t think we’re doing a lot wrong. A turn of luck would be good as a few things have gone against us.
“We’re working hard and we’ve got quality in the team, so it’s bound to change at some point.”