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Saddlers snap up Jake Scrimshaw

16 October 2020

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of striker Jake Scrimshaw on loan from AFC Bournemouth until January.

The 20-year-old had a loan spell at National League side Eastleigh towards the back end of last season.

He also had a successful loan stint at Poole Town in the 2018-19 season where he scored 17 goals to help them reach the Southern League South play-offs.

The striker was also named Bournemouth’s Under 18s Player of the Year for the 2018-19 campaign after his goals helped the Cherries reach the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Scrimshaw is aiming to play as many games as possible and is looking forward to helping the club during his spell.

“I’m really excited to be joining Walsall,” Scrimshaw said.

“I know the club want to be playing the right football in order to get back up to the leagues they belong in.

“I want to play and contribute as many goals as physically possible I’m desperate to play as many games as possible but looking forward to competing in the first team environment there

“In terms of what type of player I am, Danny Ings would be the best example as we’re obviously from the same academy, same size and both scored a lot of goals through the youth set up.

“I love to score goals but am always extremely hard working any time I am playing; work ethic is big for me.”

Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke is also looking forward to working with the forward.

“We’re really please to bring Jake in,” said Clarke.

“He’s scored plenty of goals in non-league and is relishing the opportunity to show what he can do at league level.

“We’re thankful to Bournemouth for allowing him to come to us on loan without us having to contribute towards his wages during these difficult times.”

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