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Liam Bennett joins on loan from Cambridge United

15 June 2022

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Liam Bennett on a season-long loan from Cambridge United.

The 20-year-old played 10 times for the U’s last term, including 90 minutes against the Saddlers in the Papa John’s Trophy last November.

He enjoyed a short loan spell at Hemel Hempstead Town early in the 2021/22 season and was recently rewarded with a new contract at the Abbey Stadium.

The defender began his career at AFC Sudbury where he impressed to earn a trial at Cambridge before signing for their partner club St Neots Town.

While training with Cambridge’s first team and playing for St Neots, he earned his first professional deal and made his debut in August 2021.

Bennett is keen to grasp the opportunity at the Poundland Bescot Stadium and is pleased to have joined the Saddlers.

"I am absolutely delighted,” he said.

“It is a really big opportunity for me to go and make lots of progression in the game and to see what I can do here and I just can’t wait to get started.

“I have had a few loans in the past and they give you opportunities to go and play and show what you can do.

“I like to express myself and that is what I want to do. I want to try and do all I can for this Club and put myself in a good position for future years.

“I am a lad that is full of energy, I like to express myself, I like to get up and down the pitch creating chances but also make sure I am solid defensively.

“I really like to battle against players that are physically stronger, I really like a challenge.”

Head Coach Michael Flynn believes Bennett is a strong addition to the squad.

“Liam comes in to add competition to the squad,” Flynn added.

“He’s played higher in League One. He’s honest, he’s up and down the pitch, has great energy and can play in a few positions.

“I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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