Isaac Hutchinson expects a ‘tough, but winnable’ test from AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
The 22-year-old played 89 minutes in the Saddlers’ victory over Northampton Town on Tuesday night and has revealed the result was a huge lift to everyone.
The midfielder believes learning from the previous performance and building momentum is key for his side as they look to push up the table and he is confident of another good result at the weekend.
“Wimbledon have just come down from League One and it will be tough, but it is also winnable, and we are backing ourselves to do just that,” he said.
“We know we can improve loads. But that win (against Northampton) was important in kick-starting our season.
“In this league if you win a couple, you fly up the table and if we can find a bit of consistency with another win then that will hold us in good stead going forward.”
The Saddlers are currently sat in 15th place in the league after 12 games.
Hutchinson believes he has made a seamless transition into life at his new club.
He has no doubts that Walsall is the best place to continue his development and he was satisfied with his own previous outing.
“I thought I did alright,” he commented.
“It was an enjoyable game, I felt lively and was close to scoring with a few shots.”
“I love being here. It is a class place to be, and the boys have been class as well. On the pitch I’m learning a lot about myself.
“Some performances have been great, others not so much. But it’s about finding consistency in the side to improve week by week.”
Hutchinson finished by speaking of his huge admiration of the Club’s supporters, who have impressed him since his arrival from Derby County.
“Consistently over 5,000 on a Saturday is class,” he stated.
“I love being here, they have made me feel comfortable and it feels right already playing here.
“They are amazing, you can see how much it helps us on the pitch as their support on Saturday took us through to the end and helped us get the result.”