Walsall FC are delighted to announce the signing of former Everton midfielder Jack Kiersey on a short-term deal.
The 20-year-old becomes Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke’s fifth summer signing, following the arrivals of Stuart Sinclair, James Clarke, James Hardy and Elijah Adebayo.
Manchester-born Kiersey joined the Toffees’ academy aged 10 and was named the Under-18s’ Player of the Season for 2016/17.
Awarded his first professional contract in May 2017, he helped Everton’s Under-23s win a league and cup double last season and also featured twice in the EFL Trophy.
“It feels really good to be here,” said Kiersey.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started and seeing where the season goes. I want to get the club back up, win games and play.
“It was the right time to leave [Everton] as I want to play league football.
“It’s a big club and Darrell Clarke is a good manager with young players, so I was eager to get here.
“I’m a box-to-box midfielder. I like to defend, attack, score goals, pass and create.
“I know it’ll be physical but I want to get used to that as soon as possible. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Manager Darrell Clarke added: “Jack is someone I’ve monitored for a few years. There were good reports coming out of Everton and he just missed out on getting a contract extension.
“He had an injury 18 months ago but he’s fully recovered from that and we’re hoping to turn him into a better player.
“It’s for the lad to prove himself over a short period and we’ll look to extend his contract if he produces the goods.”