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Liam Gordon chats to Saddlers Shout

6 October 2022

Club News

Liam Gordon chats to Saddlers Shout

6 October 2022

The latest edition of Saddlers Shout will be available at Saturday's match against AFC Wimbledon.

Supporters can pick up a copy around the ground, at the Club Shop or a the Ticket Office on matchday. 

Saddlers defender Liam Gordon sat down with us for an exclusive interview in Saddlers Shout.

Here is a snippet of our chat with the 23-year-old. 
Liam, thanks for joining us. You were our first signing of the summer back in May. How well have you settled in to life at Walsall, albeit it wasn’t the start you would have envisaged?
“I’ve settled in well. All the boys have made me feel welcome, especially with my injury. It’s a very good group.”
You’ve had a tough start to life here, picking up that injury on the first day of pre-season. How frustrating was that start for you and how difficult was it?
“With anyone it would be hard coming in to a new club, new environment and getting injured but with mine it was more a worry about my football career than just a normal injury, whether I would play again was my biggest concern but we’re all good now.”

Being told you may potentially never play again must have been incredibly difficult to process. What goes through your mind at that moment?

“I don’t think I took it in because I was always saying to myself ‘I’ll be fine.’ It was only after my third operation and I came out and couldn’t move my foot, that’s when it hit me and I thought that I may not recover from this.”

How did you deal with everything mentally during those really tough weeks and what did you do to cope?

“It was mentally tough! I was praying a lot and I was talking to family and friends, that’s all I could do at the time and I also spoke to the physio. I just tried to stay positive, I’m normally a positive person anyway so I tried to look at the bright side of things and keep going.”

Thankfully, things did turn for you. At what point did you start to see light at the end of the tunnel?

“I was doing my rehab with the physio and Ellie (Hargreaves) said to me that I am way ahead of schedule and when she said that to me, that’s when I knew there was light at the end of the tunnel and things were looking up. I obviously had my dark days because it’s repetitive, you’re in the physio room every day seeing the boys train and play but that was it for me to say - you haven’t got long left, just keep pushing.”

Pick up a copy of Saddlers Shout for just £3 at Saturday's match to read the full interview with Liam. 

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