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Joe Foulkes speaks to Saddlers Shout

24 August 2023

Club News

Joe Foulkes speaks to Saddlers Shout

24 August 2023

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

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

Joe Foulkes sat down for an exclusive interview in Saddlers Shout where he discussed his bright start to the season and his development over the last two years on loan at Kidderminster Harriers. 

Here is a snippet of our chat with the 20-year-old.

Joe, thanks for joining us. You’ve been heavily involved in the early weeks of the season. How have you found it so far?

“It’s been a different kind of challenge to what I’ve previously played in. There have been different types of games, different types of players that I’ve been against but overall, I’ve found it good for my experience and for the most part, I’ve dealt with the challenges really well.”


You made your Walsall debut against Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup. What was that moment like when you were told you would be starting?

“It was quite a bit of a shock to be fair, I didn’t expect to be put in the team so early on in the season. The only thing you can think about is what’s ahead of you in the game so I was focusing on what I needed to do to make sure that first of all, the team got the result but second of all, to prove that I am good enough to be in a starting position.”


You also got an assist that night as well so were you pleased with how you played?

“I came off the pitch and I didn’t think I had a bad game but it’s a different type of game. Getting the assist is always good for confidence building and how you move on in the season. For me it was more about making sure I really put my foot down and showed what I’m capable of.”


Having spent the last two seasons playing in the National League North, how does League Two compare?

“For the most part everything is a lot more difficult. It’s more physical, it’s faster, you’ve got to be more switched on so it’s just little things like that. I feel like I’ve dealt with that relatively well to the best of my ability but there’s obviously always room for improvement.”


It looked like you had a really fruitful two years at Kidderminster. What did you gain from your time there?

“I was sent out on loan to try and get men’s football under my belt so the first season, I saw it more of a personal progression. We did well in the season as a team as well which was great but for me having the injury as well, it was a learning curve more than anything to understand what goes on in men’s football because I’d never experienced it before. The second season, I was fortunate to go back out because I’d proven myself in the first season and showed that I was capable. It meant more to me than anything to help the team in this particular season because I’d been there the season before and while my main focus was still myself but at the same time it meant more to me to go up and fortunately, we did.”


There's plenty more to come from this interview with Joe so be sure to pick up a copy of Saddlers Shout for just £4! 

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