Just slightly off topic. I’ve supported Walsall for longer than I care to remember, I’ve seen thousands of players during that time, but only a handful of them I thought has the potential to make it to the top and play for England.
My dad accompanied me to my first Saddler’s game in 1963. there was a young, wafer-thin kid up front named Alan Clarke. After the match, I told dad he was going to play for England one day.
I thought the same about Phil Parks and Scott Dann - how he never got a call up is mystifying.
With the right coaching, Rico Henry had the talent to make it.
Is there anyone you would add to the list?