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Academy loan watch: David Okagbue

Walsall defender David Okagbue.
Walsall defender David Okagbue.

Last summer, David Okagbue left Stoke City to join Walsall on a season-long loan, and the centre-back has been a regular feature of their first-team, making 28 appearances to date.

Saddlers fan, Seb, spoke to BBC Radio Stoke's Lucas Yeomans about how the 20-year-old has been progressing at the Bescot Stadium.

"He started off a little bit shaky. I remember games at the start of the season, Salford, he got bullied in that game. He got took off at half-time, same at Mansfield away.

"Since this New Year, he's been probably one of our best players. He's really commanding. I recognised in a few games, especially Forest Green away where you are close to the pitch, his communication skills have really come on.

"He's one of very few players I could hear, driving on the team, demanding more when we were 2-0 down, his communication was good and he's added a bit more aggression to his game as well.

"He comes and wins headers now, he scored his first EFL goal against Accrington off a corner and he's looked really solid. If there's an option to buy him permanently, Walsall will be looking at it because I think his contract expires in the summer."

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