Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Good News! Young Duo Earn Professional Deals

Good News! Young Duo Earn Professional Deals

Youth teammates Jake Jones and Connor Deards have been handed professional contracts by the club.

Left footed Winger Jones, 18, has impressed in the youth team and scored 12 goals in 18 league appearances this season, most recently in the 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic on April 16th.

His teammate Deards,also 18, a centre forward is the highest goalscorer for the youth team with an outstanding 19 goals in 21 appearances.

Dean Smith told the official site: 'Both players have worked really hard and developed well over the past two years....they fully deserve to be awarded professional contracts.'

Walsall have many first team players that have come through the Walsall youth team, those these two are potentially Walsall's future!

In the current first team there is Richard Taundry, Will Grigg, Alex Nicholls, Jamie Paterson and Manny Smith who came from the youth academy.

Congrats and good luck to them both!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Robyn Richards
Date:Wednesday April 27 2011
Time: 3:34PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

No timescale on O'Connor injury

The injury to James O'Connor saw him miss the first two friendlies

Whitney pleased with Villa draw

An encouraging 2nd pre-season friendly for the Saddlers

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

A change of blame

A look at the continuing uphill struggle faced by manager Jon Whitney.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs20%
Mid Table Medicority49%
Relegation23%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football