Saddlers snap up Wolves wide-man...THE SADDLERS have come to a transfer agreement with Wolves for the signing of Anthony Forde on a two-year contract.
The 20 year-old wide-man joined the Academy at Molineux in the summer of 2009 and has progressed well since then, earning International recognition from the Republic of Ireland at various youth levels and also getting a taste of first-team action, including appearances in the top-flight.
He had a loan spell at Scunthorpe United in March 2013 and is now determined to show what he can do for The Saddlers as he looks to establish himself in the team.
“Anthony is a player who came in to train with us a few weeks ago,” said manager, Dean Smith. “He is someone that I noted when we played against Wolves in a friendly a couple of years ago and we have kept tabs on him ever since.
“We have a lot of knowledge on the player; he has plenty of potential but at the same time he realises that is only a word and he has a willingness to prove himself here.
“He’s a good character with plenty of quality and I am delighted to be able to bring him in.”
Forde added: “I can’t wait to get started. I feel that I will bring creativity to the side and hopefully I can also weigh in with goals.
“I’m very excited by the challenge that stands before me here; I know all about the style of play, so I want to get regular games under my belt and do well for the club.
“I know what a good standard League One is; there are some tough teams but from what I have seen here, we have the tools and set-up in place to do well.”
Forde will wear squad number 27 and whilst he is not eligible to play tonight, he will be in contention to make his debut at the weekend as we play host to Bradford City.