Defender Scott Laird is looking forward to being back at the Banks’s Stadium this weekend, nearly two years after his last appearance in front of the Saddlers faithful.
The 30-year-old has rejoined the club on loan from Forest Green until the end of the season and admitted earlier this week he is loving being involved with the group.
Being back at the Banks’s is something Laird is relishing and he is backing the fans to make the difference in what could be a pivotal month for the team.
“I can’t wait to be back at home this weekend,” said Laird. “It is a stadium I love playing at and it was one I used to drive past every day growing up on my long trips up north to Preston.
“It is one of my favourite stadiums to play at and the fans have been brilliant with me so far.
“The fans who have travelled to the two away games I have been involved in to support us have been awesome. They were two very long away trips in quick succession so hats off to them and thank you for travelling and supporting us there.
“The fans are going to be massive for us for the rest of the season.
“As a player, you can hear and feel it on the pitch when the fans get involved.
“When you’re getting positive vibes from the fans when you’re on the pitch, it really lifts you so if we can turn the negatives into more positives then I know we will move forward.
“The fans pay their hard-earned money for every game, both home and away, and they are well within their right to voice their frustrations.
“We’re frustrated as well that it isn’t going right for them but I can tell them now that no player out there on the pitch is giving less than their all for Walsall Football Club.
"We want to put ourselves in a position where we are able to kick on as a football club.”