Refresh: Squad announced for 2011/2012 season:
Walsall FC released the list of squad numbers today and boasts 14 additions from the beginning of last season.
8 New signings in close season
3 who arrived during last season - Jimmy Walker, Jon Macken and Andy Butler
3 New professionals - Connor Deards, Joey Butlin and Jake Jones.
8 Originals - Darryl Westlake, Oliver Lancashire, Manny Smith, Will Grigg, Richard Taundry, Jamie Paterson, Alex Nicholls and George Bowerman.
The squad members are:
1.JIMMY WALKER - Goalkeeper
2.DARRYL WESTLAKE - Right Back
3. MAT SADLER - Left Back
4.ANDY BUTLER - Left Back
5.OLIVER LANCASHIRE - Centre Back
6.MANNY SMITH - Centre back
7. ADAM CHAMBERS - Midfield
8.RYAN JARVIS - Striker
9.WILL GRIGG - Striker
10.JON MACKEN - Striker
11.KEVAN HURST - Left Wing
12. LEE BEEVERS - Midfield/Defender
14. RICHARD TAUNDRY - Right Midfield
15. JAMIE PATERSON - Striker/Midfield
16. ALEX NICHOLLS - Striker/Right Wing
17. GEORGE BOWERMAN - Striker
18. CLAUDE GNAKPA - Right Wing
19. ANTON PETERLIN - Midfielder
20. JAKE JONES - Left Wing
21. DAVID GROF - Goalkeeper
22. JOEY BUTLIN - Striker
23. CONNOR DEARDS - Striker
Saddlers have also lost a notable 11 out of 19 squad members since the beginning of last season: Jon Brain, Aaron Lescott, Clayton McDonald, Steve Jones, Matthew Richards, Darren Byfield, Paul Marshall, Alex Hickman, Julian Gray, Sean Geddes and David Bevan.
So There It Is! There's plenty of scope to build but it's actually looking quite healthy!
Saturday can't come quick enough to travel to Port Vale for the final preseason game, so the season can hurry up and just start already!
Up The Saddlers!