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Oakes delighted to be back in the Midlands

13 June 2018

Michael Oakes is delighted to be back in the Midlands after taking over as the Saddlers’ new Goalkeeping Coach.

The 44-year-old left Wrexham last month to reunite with Saddlers boss Dean Keates and assistant-manager Andy Davies.

The former England U21 international stopper made over 250 league appearances during a 16-year professional career, playing most notably for Aston Villa and Wolves.

And Oakes can’t wait to get started with the Saddlers.

“It’s fantastic to be here,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m obviously well-versed in Midlands football having spent a lot of my career in the Midlands.

“It’s a great place so it’s great to be coming back and to work with Dean, who I’ve worked with before and I know how dedicated he is.

“We had a really good team staff-wise at Wrexham and a fair bit of that has transferred down to Walsall.

“I’ve played at Walsall myself many times and it’s a great club. Hopefully we can take the club forward.”

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