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Matt Taylor provides an update on Rory Holden

27 January 2022

Head Coach Matt Taylor has provided an update on midfielder Rory Holden and has confirmed that unfortunately the 24-year-old has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Holden originally suffered an injury to his knee prior to our Sky Bet League Two away game against Salford City in December 2020 and after making a brief return at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, he suffered a further setback meaning that he hasn’t been able to feature under Taylor in a competitive fixture as of yet. 

On the news of Holden being ruled out for the rest of the campaign, Taylor couldn’t hide his disappointment for him. 

“We have an update on Rory and unfortunately for us and unfortunately for him he has had another operation on his knee,” Taylor said. 

“Just so that everyone is aware, we won’t be seeing him in a Walsall shirt this season. 

“There was a complication that none of us wanted and we didn’t see it coming. 

“Unfortunately after sending him to see the best knee specialist in the country, he has had to have another procedure and that is going to keep him out for the remainder of the season. 

“It is desperately disappointing for Rory because we haven’t been able to get him onto the football pitch.

“I’m disappointed for the football club and I’m disappointed for the fans because I know how much he is valued. 

“It’s been a tough one for Rory and we will do everything that we possibly can to make sure he comes back as fit as possible.”

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