Right-back to remain at the Banks's...Walsall FC are delighted to announce that Jason McCarthy’s loan from Southampton has been extended until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old right-back has been an ever-present for the Saddlers this campaign, scoring two goals in 30 appearances in all competitions.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be staying here until end of the season,” said McCarthy. “It’s been a really good first half of the season for me and I’ve learned a lot.
“It was a step up from last season, coming to League One, and the game at Oxford yesterday was my 30th since coming here. I haven’t missed a minute so I really couldn’t have asked for any more.
“The gaffer has shown real faith in me and I can’t thank him enough for that. The fans and staff have been brilliant as well so I feel very lucky.
“I’m really enjoying the right-back role and I’m just concentrating on getting a consistency to my performances.
“I want to keep giving everything for the team and hopefully we can push up the table.”
Manager Jon Whitney added: “It was important to keep Jason at the club. He really believes in what we’re doing for him and it’s been great watching him develop.
“He’s shown trust in me, like I’ve shown trust in him, and he feels he will continue to develop as a player and a person with another spell at Walsall.
“The fans have taken to him and that means a lot to Jason, so thank you to the fans for helping us keep a really valuable player.
“It’s a great signing for us until the end of the season.”