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Cockerill-Mollett: "You've got to see the next game as an opportunity"

5 March 2021

Walsall defender Callum Cockerill-Mollett sees tomorrow’s game against Cambridge United as a good opportunity and insists the squad are full of confidence.

The Saddlers picked up a point last time out against Exeter City and will be looking to build on that when they travel to the Abbey Stadium tomorrow.

The U’s are currently second in Sky Bet League Two while Walsall are 15th but Cockerill-Mollett believes there is not a lot of difference between all teams in the league and is confident the Saddlers can pick up three points.

“You’ve got to see the next game as an opportunity to get three points and we’ll definitely be going there to get the three points off them,” Cockerill-Mollett said.

"I know they’re flying high but we believe in ourselves that we can beat them, especially off the back of a clean sheet, that’s a good base to build on so hopefully we can go and get the three points.

“From top to bottom, there’s not much difference in it and every game is really tough, as you can tell when we lost to Southend, they were flying low and we were flying high at the time. It’s going to be a really close game; we’re going to have to be willing to fight. Hopefully we can get the three points.”

The 22-year-old made returned to the starting XI last week after Max Melbourne pulled out in the warm up with an injury.

Cockerill-Mollett was prepared to step in when called upon and was keen to take his opportunity.

“I was aware that Max took a knock against Newport so in my mind I was mentally ready and last minute I got called upon and you’ve got to be ready for that type of thing as a footballer because in warm-ups, you can get injured.”

“It is different, a lot different the way you prepare yourself for the game but you’ve got to be ready for the game. I’ve always wanted to play and start so it was an opportunity for me to play.”

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