Walsall Football Club are pleased to confirm that captain Donervon Daniels has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Poundland Bescot Stadium until 2025.
The 29-year-old is an influential figure in the dressing room and has become real favourite amongst Saddlers fans.
He earned recognition for his fantastic leadership and performance levels by winning both the Fans’ Player of the Season and Supporters’ Player of the Season in 2022/23.
Since joining Walsall in January 2022, he has had 63 starts and scored three goals.
Daniels is looking forward to continuing his journey with the Saddlers.
“I’m over the moon to finally get the deal agreed,” Daniels said.
“You want to give your all and having stability, having that understanding with the squad, the manager and the owners, it allows you to commit and give your all.
“I’ve had a really good relationship with the Head Coach, he’s always believed in my abilities whether it’s on the pitch or in the dressing room leading the group of men that we have. His confidence in me has always allowed me to go and do my best stuff so I’m happy that he’s backed me and pushed the Club to provide this contract.
“The supporters are another reason why I wanted to commit another two years because they’ve welcomed me from day one, supported me, supported the team and they see my efforts.
“I’m so happy to be here and I’m really looking forward to attacking the season ahead.”
Head Coach Mat Sadler is pleased to see the captain commit his future to the Club.
“I’m delighted that Donervon has extended his contract with us,” he said.
“From the very first moment that I took over the games at the back end of last season and certainly from the moment I was appointed in the role, it’s been the top priority for me to get Donervon secured so I’m pleased we’ve got it done.
“On a matchday we see what a fantastic football player he is but what I see day in, day out is a person who cares about his teammates and a person who cares about the football club. If you could bottle up what makes captain material, he’s everything and more.
“He’s an amazing person, an amazing character and he’s everything I want from the environment and to have him secured and settled down for the next couple of years is a fantastic thing for me and a fantastic thing for the football club.”