Leicester Under 21 manager Steve Beaglehole has today praised on loan midfielder Michael Cain following his impressive displays for the Saddlers.
Speaking to Leicester Player; Beaglehole said
“Michael has done exceptionally well to play in League 1 consistently. Walsall`s performances have improved – they`ve had a great run of results with him in the team.
“They`ve got to the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final, which is a great achievement. Again, it`s the experience that Michael is going to get from that. He`s enjoyed it there and he`s grown in stature.
‘He`s proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he`s capable of playing in League 1. You would expect him to be playing at least in the Championship with the performances he`s had this year as a young player in League 1.
“There`s no substitute for league football. What you`ve got in the lower leagues are players that are desperate to win. There`s pressure on them to win games. Michael Cain has seen that. It`s good for him. Winning is a must at level and we try and teach the Under-21s that.”
Cain has made twenty six appearances in league and cup for the Saddlers this season scoring three goals – his contract is due to expire with the Foxes this summer and we would expect Walsall to be monitoring the situation closely.