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Danny Guthrie pens new deal with the Saddlers

23 July 2020

Walsall Football Club are pleased to announce that experienced midfielder Danny Guthrie has today signed a new contract with the club.

Guthrie featured 28 times during the 2019/20 season after signing for the Saddlers last July, scoring once in the 3-2 comeback victory at the Banks's Stadium against Northampton Town back in February.

The former Newcastle United and Liverpool midfielder expressed his delighted at putting pen to paper on a new deal and is eager to get going for the upcoming season.

"I am pleased to get the deal done," said Guthrie.

"I always wanted to stay at Walsall. I have built up a good relationship with the players, the staff and the manager was great to me last year so I was keen to re-sign.

“It’s been a long time but we’re close to coming back to training so I’m looking forward to getting back amongst the lads and get going again.”

Manager Darrell Clarke was also pleased to see Guthrie commit his immediate future to the club.

“I am delighted that Danny has decided to extend his stay with the club,” said Clarke.

 “He has undoubted ability having played at the highest level for a number of years and when he’s in the team and fit, he makes a massive difference for us with the qualities he possesses.”

Guthrie follows defenders Callum Cockerill-Mollett and Tom Leak in signing fresh terms with the Saddlers, whilst fellow experienced pro Mat Sadler moved into a player-coach role.

 The club also exercised options on midfielder Alfie Bates and striker Elijah Adebayo while Sam Perry and Joe Willis both signed their first professional contracts earlier this month.

Keep an eye out for an exclusive interview with Guthrie next week. 

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