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Jack Earing becomes fourth signing of the summer

18 June 2021

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Earing from FC Halifax Town on a two-year contract for an undisclosed compensation agreement.

The midfielder will officially join the Saddlers on July 1st upon the expiry of his contract with the National League side.

Earing, 22, scored eight goals and made 32 appearances for the Shaymen last season as they finished 10th in the National League, just four points off a play-off place.

He began his career at Bolton Wanderers and made his professional debut in the EFL Trophy against Everton Under 23s in 2016. He went on to play three more times for the Trotters which included a cup appearance at the London Stadium against West Ham United and his Championship debut against Nottingham Forest.

Earing left Bolton in 2019 and joined Halifax, where he crossed paths with Saddlers Technical Director Jamie Fullarton. He also enjoyed loan spells at Spennymoor Town and Farsley Celtic during the 2019-20. 

He played 12 times during the 2019-20 season as they qualified for the National League play-offs after a points-per-game calculation.

Earing can’t wait to make the step up to the EFL and is looking forward to joining the Saddlers.

“I’m delighted to get the move over the line,” said Earing.

“I can’t wait to play in front of the fans and show what I can do.

“It’s a big club and I know Jamie Fullarton; he was a big part of me coming here.

“Speaking to Matt the manager as well, he speaks very highly of what he wants to do and how the club is moving forward and I want to be part of that.”

Matt Taylor was also pleased to add another talented player to his squad.

“Jack is an exciting young player with lots to prove,” he said.

“He is desperate to get better and the type of player we want at the club.

“He fits our profile, he’s ambitious and that’s what we want.

“There was lots of competition so for us to be able to mix with the biggest clubs in or division for his signature is another sign of intent from the club.

“He’s an extremely talented attacking footballer and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

The transfer is subject to EFL and FA Clearance.


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