Heath and Morris agree new deals...THE SADDLERS have today agreed new deals with emerging duo Jake Heath and Keiron Morris.
The pair’s existing deals expired at the end of December, but the duo will now remain at Banks’s Stadium until at least the end of the season.
Dean Smith and Richard O’Kelly have seen enough of the two midfield men so far this season to convince them that a prolonged stay at the club was best for all parties.
Heath has enjoyed a prosperous spell at Rushall Olympic whilst Morris has made an impact on the first-team stage.
“I’m buzzing and couldn’t have asked for anything more to be honest,” smiled Heath. “I’m so happy. I told my family straight away and they’re over the moon for me. Knowing I’ve got more time takes a bit of pressure off.”
Morris meanwhile has featured for The Saddlers on six occasions this season, scoring a late winner on his senior debut in a 2-1 Capital Cup win at Southend United.
The Hereford-born wide-man was sent out on loan to Worcester City and Leamington last year and returned with his eye on getting first-team action with The Saddlers.
“I’ve had a taste of what it’s like to be in and around the team now and I’m delighted to have been given another contract,” commented Morris. “It’s a great club to be at for a young player. You only have to look at the young lads who have come through the academy here to see that.
“Hopefully I can kick on now and just continue to develop as a player.”
19-year old Heath will re-join Rushall Olympic on loan until the end of the season as he continues his progression with The Pics.
“As each month has passed, I feel like I’m getting better," he added. "I’ve learnt how to deal with the physical side of the game and can get stuck in now.
“I still haven’t scored yet so that’s my next target but as a team we’re looking at the play-offs.
“We’re nine points off at the moment but if we can put a run together in the New Year, you never know.”