Walsall defender Callum Cockerill-Mollett has been pleased to see the Saddlers' younger players given opportunities in the first team.
The 20-year-old made his sixth appearance of the season against Mansfield Town on Saturday.
Cockerill-Mollett has gained confidence from the faith that has been shown in him from Darrell Clarke so far this season.
"Its quality,” said Cockerill-Mollett.
“The gaffer is giving youngsters a chance. That was Alfie's (Bates) third game in a row.
"So he's obviously giving youngsters a chance and I've just got to keep working hard.
"I just want to be starting as many games as possible and get as many appearances under my belt.”
Cockerill-Mollett has also been impressed with the level of support from the Saddlers faithful this campaign and feels it won’t be too long until the tide turns and fans start seeing positive results.
“They've stayed with us home and away this season,” he added.
“Since I've been at the club, it's the best away support we've ever seen and we've gone down a division.
“They just have to stick with us and eventually the luck will change and we'll start getting some points on the board and start climbing the table.”
The Saddlers travel to Swindon Town on Saturday for their next Sky Bet League Two match.
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