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Josh Gordon signs for the Saddlers!

9 August 2018

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of striker Josh Gordon from Leicester City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old joined the Foxes from Stafford Rangers in April 2017 and featured regularly for their Under-23s last term, scoring six goals in 27 Premier League 2 matches.

He previously spent eight years with his hometown club Stoke City before spells in non-league with Newcastle Town, Nantwich Town and Stafford, as well as in Wales with Rhyl.

“I’m glad to be back in men’s football and hopefully I can prove myself in the league,” said Gordon, who will wear the Saddlers' number 29 shirt.

“Playing Under-23s football has helped me with the development side of the game but I need to play men’s football now.

“I believe this club will help me progress and improve my game.

“I know the gaffer from Rhyl – I played with him there once and he’s got good expectations for the club.

“The way he was talking about how he wants the team to play and where he wants the club to go, it was music to my ears.

“I’ve played men’s football since I was 16 so I can deal with the physicality. I’m strong, quick and I’ll work hard.

“I’ve always been able to score goals so hopefully I’ll do that here.”

Saddlers manager Dean Keates commented: “Josh is chomping at the bit to get back into men’s football.

“He was prolific in non-league, went into the Under-23s with Leicester and scored goals there.

“He had a couple of opportunities with the first team in pre-season – playing in the games against Valencia and Lille – and did really well.

“I’m delighted to get the deal over the line and he’ll be here for the next few years.”


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