Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke provided an update on midfielder Jack Kiersey after the 21-year-old’s short-term contract with the club came to an end this week.
Whilst his contract may have ended, Clarke said that the door is still open for the former Everton youngster because he believes that deep down there is a very good player that can still be developed.
During his stint with Walsall, Kiersey made just three first team appearances after being severely hindered with injuries.
“Jack has been so unfortunate with injuries,” said Clarke.
“There is certainly a player in there but unfortunately he hasn’t played the game minutes that I would have liked him to have played. He has had setback after setback.
“What I have said to Jack is that we aren’t a club that can be throwing money away so he is going to be working really hard on his fitness levels whilst not getting paid by us and basically when he gets his body right to what I think it needs to be for the everyday football side of things then we will have another look at him for the potential to earn another deal with us.
“Unfortunately that’s the ruthless world of football.
“Jack is a really good lad and the door is open for him but where we are as a football club, we have to make sure we look after every penny.”