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Saddlers snap up Tyrese Shade from Leicester

3 August 2021

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of forward Tyrese Shade on a season-long loan from Leicester City.

The 21-year-old becomes the club’s 12th signing of the summer.

Shade has impressed for Leicester City’s under 23s, scoring seven times for the Foxes in Premier League 2.

He’s also featured six times overall in the Papa John’s Trophy, scoring once in the competition.

The exciting attacker began his career at Birmingham City’s academy and also had a spell at Solihull Moors.

He also has international caps to his name for St Kitts & Nevis Under 20s.

Shade has already enjoyed his first day at the Banks's Stadium and is delighted to have joined the Saddlers after speaking to Matt Taylor. 

"I spoke to the Head Coach two weeks ago and he said he was interested in me so from the conversation I had with him, it was a no brainer and this was where I wanted to come," Shade said. 

"It took about two or three weeks to happen but I'm glad to be here. 

"The first session in front of the fans, what a way to welcome your first session. It's great to be here."

Head Coach Matt Taylor is pleased to secure Shade’s signature and is looking forward to working with him.

“We’re really happy,” Taylor said.

“It’s been a protracted transfer and Tyrese is someone we identified early in the process of coming into the football club that he would give us an opportunity to stretch teams and we’re really happy that we’ve managed to get the deal over the line.

“It’s taken time and I’m excited for the players to see Tyrese in training but more importantly for the fans because he’ll be a player that will excite them and take risks in the final third.

“He’s had a fantastic education football wise with Leicester and we’re really pleased we’ve managed to get him on board.”

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