SADDLERS CLOSING IN ON GRIGG DEAL

Walsall Football Club manager Dean Smith is confident of coming to terms on a new two-year deal for 16-goal striker Will Grigg as early as next week.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Smith said, "The talks we are having are very positive and the most important thing is that Will has made it clear he wants to stay. I am hopeful we will have everything sorted out sometime next week"

As well as scoring 16 Walsall goals the 21-year-old Solihull born striker has also made his first ever start for Northern Ireland this season.

The club have already secured the futures of Andy TaylorMalvind Benning, Paul Downing, James Baxendale and Nicky Featherstone and are also keen to tie down club captain Andy Butler and former Manchester United striker Febian Brandy.

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