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OFFICIAL: Wes McDonald signs new 18-month contract

7 January 2020

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce that winger Wes McDonald has extended his stay with the club after signing a new 18-month contract.

The 22-year-old, who has scored five goals in 24 appearances for the Saddlers so far this season, was due to be out of contract following our game against Cheltenham Town this weekend but he has now put pen to paper on a new deal. 

McDonald has started each of the Saddlers’ last 13 games in all competitions and has had a hand in seven goals in his last eight matches in all competitions for Darrell Clarke’s side. 

On signing his contract, McDonald stated his delighted at extending his time with the club and he is now ready to kick on even more in the second half of the season.

“I’m  delighted to get the deal done,” said McDonald. “I feel at home here like I’ve said in the past and I’m very grateful for the club for putting their trust in me and I’m really happy to get it sorted. 

“It’s  about cracking on now that I have signed my deal. I am very happy that it is all sorted and that everything is done.

“I just want to get back out there on the pitch and continue pushing up the table and keep helping the team. 

“I’ve been working really hard since I joined the club and I’m trying to add numbers to my game.

“Every time I’m on the pitch I’m always trying to help the team out whether that be creating a chance for my teammates or scoring a goal and I just want to continue doing that. 

“I’ve said it before, the fans are brilliant with me and with the team, they’re always getting behind us. I just want to keep showing them what I can do and I want to continue helping the team push on. 

“On the news that everyone has been waiting to hear, manager Clarke expressed that he is as equally pleased to see McDonald extend his stay with the Saddlers.

“We’re pleased to get the deal done,” said Clarke. “He’s become a fans favourite at the club and we’re looking forward working with him.

“There are areas he can improve but if he continues to do so then we’ll have one hell of a player on our hands.”


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