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Dylan Thomas and George Barrett sign professional contracts

28 May 2024

Club News

Dylan Thomas and George Barrett sign professional contracts

28 May 2024

Walsall Football Club are pleased to confirm that Dylan Thomas and George Barrett have both signed their first professional contracts.

Thomas has already made his senior debut having featured three times for the first team last season while Barrett has also been named in the squad on a number of occasions for the senior side.

On signing his first professional contract, Thomas said: “It feels amazing and it’s what I’ve been working towards since the age of four/five years old.

“I loved every single minute of last season. If I could mention all the First Team I would because all of them have been so good with me and I’ve learnt so much from all of them.

“Making my debut when I was a scholar wasn’t expected but I came in firing last pre-season, smashed the runs in the Under 18s and went straight up and did what I can so I was grateful to earn my debut and I thank the manager and all the staff.

“To sign was a huge relief and I’m ready to kick on next season.”

After putting pen to paper on his first professional deal, Barrett said: “I’m absolutely buzzing.

“I’ve spent the last two years in and around the first team with Watto (Dan Watson), Jackson (Smith) and Owen (Evans) so I’ve had a great example set to me so if I follow that example, I’ll fit right in.

“I’ve had a good last two years at the club and it can only get better if I put in the work and do what I know I can do, especially with the players and staff that I have around me. I’m extremely excited.”  

We can also confirm that second year scholars Malik Lawal-Olumegbon, Oliver Jones, Tom Cox, Linton Chakki, Zak Poskitt, Piers Juliff and Will Uchenna have all been released.

We would like to thank them all for their efforts and wish them well for the future.  


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