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Saddlers sign Ginnelly

5 June 2018

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of young winger Josh Ginnelly on a one-year deal.

The 21-year-old spent the first half of the 2016/17 season on loan with the Saddlers, making 14 appearances in all competitions.

Ginnelly becomes our second summer signing, after his former Tranmere teammate Andy Cook.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Ginnelly.

“I’ve known about Walsall’s interest for a while and I knew there was a good chance I would end up back here.

“The way the manager plays, it suits my style. It’s League One football so I can’t wait to get going.

“I didn’t play too many games during my first spell here but I grew as a person and started to understand more about the game.

“It was good for me off the pitch more than on it. It was a learning curve for me and hopefully this time it’ll be different.

“I’ve matured and learned a lot since I was last here. I’ve won a couple of promotions and I know about winning things now.

“I’ll work hard, try to get at players, try to create things and try to score goals.”

Born in Coventry, the pacey wide-man spent his youth career with Aston Villa and Shrewsbury, where he made his EFL debut aged 17.

He signed for Burnley in August 2015 and enjoyed a successful loan spell at Altrincham that season, scoring five times in 20 matches.

Following a six-month stint with Walsall, Ginnelly joined Lincoln on loan in January 2017 and featured 13 times as City were crowned National League champions.

After another temporary spell with the Imps, he moved on loan to Tranmere in January and helped them win promotion back to the EFL via the play-offs.


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