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Dan Scarr signs!

21 January 2019

Walsall FC are delighted to announce the signing of centre-back Dan Scarr from Birmingham City on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old, who helped Wycombe win promotion from League Two last term, becomes the Saddlers’ fifth January signing.

“I’m happy to get it done and over the line and I can’t wait to start playing now,” said Scarr, who will wear shirt number 35.

“I’m the sort of defender who will go and attack everything and be dominant in the air. I will try to organise the backline and throw my body at everything because it means something.

“I like to call myself a no-nonsense defender because defending comes first. I like to try and play when I can to try and set the team on counter-attacks.

“Hopefully, I can add a winning mentality and help the side pick up a few good results, keep some clean sheets and work our way back up the table.”

Manager Dean Keates commented: “Dan will be a great addition to the squad. He’s someone we had a look at in the first window but he wasn’t available at the time.

“He’s come from non-league football and earned the right to get a move to the Blues. He had a good loan period last season at Wycombe and wants to progress his career, get out and get playing.

“He’s at the point now where he wants to play week in, week out and establish himself in the first team. He’s desperate to get playing.”

The 6’2” defender started out in non-league with Worcester and also played for Causeway, Redditch and Stourbridge, starring in the Glassboys’ historic run to the FA Cup third round.

After 60 appearances in two years at the War Memorial Ground, Scarr signed for Birmingham in January 2017 and made his Blues debut in their Carabao Cup match against Reading last August.

He spent last season on loan at Wycombe, scoring one goal in 26 matches as the Chairboys finished third and gained promotion to League One.

Subject to necessary clearance, Scarr will be eligible for tomorrow's League One match at Plymouth.

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