Former Wanderers midfielder Brandon Comley admits his time at the club “didn’t go exactly how I wanted”.

Comley left the Whites last season after tearing up the remainder of his contract, having made 15 first-team appearances in total.

The Montserrat international went on to have a stint at Dagenham, playing 17 times for the National League side as they narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

He recently made the move to League Two side Walsall, where he will share a dressing room with former Bolton team-mate Liam Gordon.

"It didn't go exactly how I wanted at Bolton. I don't think that's unknown to anyone," Comley told The Express and Star.

"I had to take that step back down into a league I hadn't been before (with Dagenham), with the mindset I was going to get myself back into the league.

"Thankfully, I put the work in and got back in, so I'm raring to go now.

"I've got a hunger, and the team has a hunger. When the gaffer spoke to me, I felt the passion and desire of him wanting to do well in this league.

"That's something I was so excited to be involved in. I can't wait for the season to start now."

The Saddlers kick off the new season with a home fixture against Hartlepool United later this month and Comley says he is “raring to go”.

He added: "We're new boys and there are a lot of new faces, so it's about getting everyone playing and adapting to each other's games.

"That doesn't come overnight, but I feel like we're getting the gist of each other and how everyone plays.

"The gaffer wants us to play, and I feel it's coming together. So, I'm raring to go. Everyone in this dressing room wants to push on and do well."

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