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NEW DEAL FOR DOWNING

8 February 2013

Central defender is the latest player to commit to The Saddlers...

THE SADDLERS have secured the services of another key member of the first-team squad with Paul Downing putting pen-to-paper on a new 18-month deal.

The 21 year-old is a product of the West Bromwich Albion youth system, where he was extremely highly-rated as he came up through the ranks at The Hawthorns.

Arriving at Banks’s Stadium in August 2012, he has continued to make progress with some impressive and reliable displays in the heart of the back-line.

“Paul has really impressed me during his time at the club,” said manager, Dean Smith. “He’s had to bide his time, but stepped up when called upon and has done very well for us.

“He’s been an important member of the team during our winning run and I am delighted that he has committed himself to the club.

“Paul has come from really good stock; he was brought up the right way at Albion and his attitude and hunger will stand him in good stead for the future.

“He is an excellent professional to work with and I look forward to overseeing his continued development.”

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