Defender Zak Jules admitted that the absence of football over the last six months has made him appreciate the position he is in more and that it has given him an extra bit of hunger to succeed on the pitch.
The 23-year-old has started both of the Saddlers’ competitive games at the start of the new season and he scored his first goal for the club in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night against Bristol Rovers.
And with a new found appreciation for the game, he is now looking to take every opportunity that comes his way, whether that be from left-back or centre-back.
"It does feel different being back,” said Jules.
“Having had so long off and being away from the football environment and away from the boys - being starved of football - it's given me that extra bit of hunger.
"I appreciate playing football and being out there, not taking it for granted and taking any opportunity that comes my way.
"Since I've been back it's been the same for the whole group, everyone is relishing being back and doing what we love.
"We're making the most of it, enjoying it, and it's a really good feeling that we have amongst the group at the moment.”