Frustrated West Ham loanee George Dobson admits he’s learned at Walsall there’s nothing to fear in dropping down a division or two – in either the short or long term.
He’s had to watch on on many occasions since joining the club on loan such has been the form of Isaiah Osbourne and veteran Adam Chambers.
The 19-year-old has made ten starts and seven substitute appearances since his arrival last summer but insists he has learned plenty from former Aston Villa ace Osbourne and ex-West Bromwich Albion battler Chambers.
With just over a year of his Upton Park deal left, Dobson hopes to make an impact when he returns to London but Osbourne and Chambers have shown him there is life outside of the top flight.
He said: “Obviously you learn a lot from Isaiah and Adam. They have played at a higher level and obviously I am aspiring to try to play at that level.
“You see what they do on and off the pitch and try to put that into your own game. Hopefully in the coming years, I can achieve what they have achieved and perhaps even better, that’s the ambition.
“I’ve got the rest of this season and then one more year on my West Ham contract – and then you never know what will happen.”