Walsall midfielder Jack Earing was pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday and is now hoping to continue contributing to the team.
The 23-year-old endured a frustrating pre-season after picking up an injury and he’s been working hard to getting himself back in the team and back to full match sharpness.
Earing featured for the first time since August 30th on Tuesday night. He’s now aiming to keep his place in the team and was pleased with his run out against Cheltenham.
“It felt nice to play 90 minutes, just a shame about the result,” Earing said.
“Personally, I thought I did alright, especially playing in that no.10 role where I feel more comfortable and where I can get the best out of myself but I will play anywhere as long as I’m playing but it was nice to play further up.
"Hopefully, I can continue to stay in the team, help provide three points and personally, get off the mark and get some more assists.
“The last couple of weeks, I was just trying to top myself up while I’ve not been playing. It’s not nice being on the bench because I just want to be playing because I’m at an age where you want to be playing week in, week out but we’ve got a healthy squad.
“There’s a lot of competition but now I’m fully fit, I’m hoping I can stay in the team and keep helping the team.”
Earing is hoping to be involved when the Saddlers take on Tranmere Rovers at the Poundland Bescot Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
The 23-year-old is aware of the threats they will provide but insists the players are confident and that their fortunes will change soon.
“I think our luck’s due to turn at some stage but we’ve got to be at 110 per cent tomorrow against a difficult team,” he commented.
“We know their qualities but we’ve got a very good team and when we’re at it, we can beat anyone. We’re looking forward to tomorrow and imposing ourselves on the game.”