The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Jack Miller

STRIKER Amadou Bakayoko in­sists he wants to be ‘the main man’ for Wal­sall this sea­son in his sec­ond year with the first­team squad.

Af­ter loan spells with South­port, AFC Telford, and Worces­ter City, the 21year-old broke through last year but only scored four goals in 39 League One ap­pear­ances.

“I want to start more games, I want to be more vo­cal and I want to be the main man,” he said.

“I want to be some­one who peo­ple can rely on. I think it is strongly needed here and I want to be that guy.

“In this in­dus­try, you have to grow up quick and I am ready for it. Last year helped me, play­ing in games and scor­ing. My con­fi­dence was boosted.

“Now it’s all about do­ing it con­sis­tently. That is the key. I need to carry on and keep im­prov­ing with each game.”

There have been rum­blings of dis­con­tent al­ready from Sad­dlers fans, de­spite the sea­son still be­ing in its in­fancy, but Bakayoko is urg­ing ev­ery­one to stay calm.

He added: “There is no pres­sure – we are still at the start of the sea­son. Re­sults will come but we know we need to get out there and do it as soon as pos­si­ble.”

BID: Amadou Bakayoko

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