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NEW DEAL FOR MANTOM

Sam Mantom

PUBLISHED

09:20 15th November 2013

by Andrew Poole

Key midfield man extends deal...

THE SADDLERS have today secured the services of another key member of the playing staff as Sam Mantom has put pen-to-paper on a new two and-a-half year deal, which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2016.


Mantom is a former England Under-17 International who came through the ranks at West Bromwich Albion before joining Walsall on a permanent basis in January 2013 following successful loan spells in which he proved to be a technically-gifted performer with excellent passing ability and work-rate.


He is now an important figure in the engine room of the side and manager, Dean Smith is delighted to see him become the latest player to commit to a longer-term contract.


“I am really pleased that Sam has committed his future to us,” he said. “Since he first arrived here, he’s been a permanent fixture in the team.


“He’s got better and better and is a player with enormous potential. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him and develop him as we develop as a club.


“He’s a calm and sensible lad with lots of qualities; he can score goals from midfield and has a big role to play for us as we look to continue our upward trend.”

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