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Gaffney signs for the Saddlers

31 August 2019

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of Salford City striker Rory Gaffney, who joins the Saddlers on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old forward, who is originally from Galway in Ireland, becomes Darrell Clarke’s sixteenth signing of the summer.


Gaffney, who stands at six foot, has spent time with Saddlers boss Clarke before having enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with Bristol Rovers during the 2015-16 season before making the move permanent at the end of the campaign.


The former Limerick striker scored 11 times in 47 appearances for Salford last season and has already notched up three appearances for them this season, two in the league and one in the cup.


“I’m absolutely delighted to join the club for the season,” said Gaffney. “It happened pretty quickly over the last few days but when I got the chance to join, I was more than happy to do so. 


“I spoke to the manager on Friday and I know all about him and about the staff that are here as well, like Marcus and Brian, so he didn’t really have to say that much to convince me to come here.


“I know some of the lads who are here as well, like James Clarke and Stuart Sinclair, so I was really happy to take the opportunity to come here.


“It’s the first time in my career that I am re-signing for a manager so I know exactly what is expected of me, I know all about the training and what is expected of us as players.


“Having played with James and Sinco, I know straight away what they are like as players so it’s easier to come into a group that I know a few faces in.” 

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