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Gillespie leaves for Motherwell

5 June 2018

Walsall Football Club have mutually agreed to cancel the contract of Mark Gillespie, to allow the goalkeeper to join Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

Signed from Carlisle last summer, the 26-year-old started the 2017/18 season as first choice but lost his place to Liam Roberts midway through the campaign.

The Newcastle-born stopper made 25 appearances for the Saddlers in total. 

“I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the club,” said the former Carlisle custodian.

“Personally, I enjoyed working with Neil Cutler and I learned a lot from him. Steve Hale came in as well and was great with me.

“I had a really good relationship with Liam and I’m sure we’ll keep in touch. When he got his chance he took it and did really well. Hopefully he can kick on next season and I’m sure he’ll have a really good career.

“I was obviously disappointed not to play in the second half of the season but I felt I played my part in helping Liam, and that’s football.

“I’m moving on now to a new challenge, which I’m excited about, but I’ll still keep an eye on how Walsall do.

“It’s a great group of lads, and with a new manager now, hopefully the club can push on next season.”

The club would like to thank Mark for his hard work and commitment during his time at the Banks’s Stadium and wish him well for the future.


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