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STRIKER ARRIVES ON LOAN

22 November 2012

Westcarr signs for The Saddlers...

THE SADDLERS have secured the services of Chesterfield’s, Craig Westcarr on loan initially until January 5th 2013.

The 27 year-old former England Under-21 International, who can play up front or out wide, burst onto the scene with Nottingham Forest where he became the youngest-ever player to appear for their first-team at the age of 16.

He joined Cambridge United in 2005 and had a successful season with the Abbey Stadium outfit before opting to join Kettering Town, whom he helped secure promotion into the Blue Square Premier with some lively and energetic displays.

He had a brief spell at Stevenage before returning to Kettering where he scored twice against Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup as well as helping The Poppies prosper in the League.

Snapped up by Notts County in readiness for the 2009/10 campaign, he duly helped the club claim the League Two Championship.

He was lured to East Midlands’ rivals, Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee in August 2011 and last term scored one of the goals at Wembley as they lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

“Craig is a player that we have been aware of for some time,” said Saddlers’ boss, Dean Smith. “We had no hesitation in bringing him in when the opportunity presented itself to us.

“He played in League One last season and caused us problems, so we know that he can be a handful.

“He’s quick, can carry the ball and link up the play and also score goals. He’s also got that bit of experience which we need.”

Subject to the necessary clearance being received, Westcarr stands by to make his debut on Saturday for the visit of Hartlepool United.

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