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Walsall FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 08:38 29th June 2016

Walsall Football Club announced the six-month loan signing of highly rated Southampton defender Jason McCarthy in July 2016.

Captain of Southampton’s U21 side, McCarthy is a product of the Saint’s Academy system and although regarded as a towering centre-half, can also be deployed in the midfield.

He lifted the Under-21 Premier League trophy with his hometown club during the 2014/15 campaign and made his first team debut on Boxing Day of the same season, replacing Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

The 20-year old spent last season at League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers and was a mainstay in Gareth Ainsworth’s side, featuring 39 times in all competitions.

He topped a poll of 1,500 supporters to win the 2015/16 Supporters Player of the Year award.