Forward Mo Faal is looking forward to his time with Walsall and is pleased with the way he has settled into the group.
The 20-year-old joined the Saddlers earlier this week on loan from local neighbours West Bromwich Albion after an impressive first half of the season on loan at fellow League Two side Doncaster Rovers and has been impressed by what he has seen so far.
“The boys have been nice to me, making me feel like part of the team and the other day I came round to look at the training ground and I am really impressed so far,” he said.
“The boys have been great in helping me settle in - it’s a tight knit group and everyone likes to get involved. No one is left out of anything and they have all done well in making me feel welcome.”
The Saddlers face Accrington Stanley this weekend with the opportunity to leapfrog their opponents in the table if they get all three points. Faal is hoping he can make his debut on Saturday in front of the home crowd and then kick on.
“I am very excited," he explained.
"I cannot wait to go out there, see the fans and play in front of them and hopefully we can get the win and climb above them come the final whistle.
“There is something to play for in every game now because we are trying to get up there and climb up the league. The competition element of it is already there and the mentality for us is winning games to help achieve what we want to achieve.”
Faal is excited to show his quality for the Saddlers in the second half of the campaign but understands there is a lot of competition to get himself a spot in the team.
“Competition is always good," he commented.
"If it’s healthy it’s always good, and competition is healthy here. For me I always look at strikers that are more experienced than me or have been in the game longer than me so I can learn off them and the guys have been very good with me on that front so far.
“It’s always good being the younger one as they tend to give you more advice which I always like to take - I take all the advice I can take as they have been there and done it in the league and hopefully I can use the tips and tricks to my advantage moving forward.”