Walsall winger Josh Ginnelly is thriving at the Bescot Stadium and he’s been in local media thanking his manager for being given a chance.
Ginnelly ended last season on loan in the National league with Tranmere, having been recalled from a loan spell at Lincoln City due to a lack of match action.
He earned a contract with Dean Keates’ side in the summer and has taken his opportunity with both hands. He’s proved to be a real handful, swapping flanks with ease and creating numerous chances for the forwards.
“I just have to thank the gaffer and his staff to be honest. I have never really had a manager that backs me 100 per cent like he does,” he told the Express and Star.
“The gaffer has seen what I have and he is just trying to get the best out of me and I can’t thank him enough. I am loving it here.”
Walsall have surprised many with their strong start to the season under Keates, after being tipped as possible relegation fodder by most pundits.
Ginnelly has always bubbled with potential, but never quite made the most of it. Until now.
He helped Lincoln and Tranmere to National league promotion, but often look too lightweight for the heavy challenges he came across. that seems to have changed at Walsall and they’re reaping the rewards.