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It has emerged this afternoon that Walsall Football Club have former Watford, Sheffield United and Portsmouth striker Danny Webber on trial.

It has emerged this afternoon that Walsall Football Club have former Watford, Sheffield United and Portsmouth striker Danny Webber on trial.

According to the official Wigan Athletic match updates, 32-year-old Webber formed part of the Saddlers starting XI in today's pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic.

Manchester-born Webber began his career on with the red side of Manchester, rising through the ranks to sing pro-terms in 1999.

Danny, who failed to make a single league appearance for the Old Trafford outfit, spent three spells out on loan, firstly with Port Vale where he made around four appearances. He then joined Watford, where he made around twenty appearances over two spells.

Following the expiration of his Manchester United contract Danny joined Watford on a three-year deal in the summer of 2003. He made 31 league and cup appearances in the 2003/04 season, scoring five goals, with a shoulder injury suffered in training in February 2004 restricting his appearances for the rest of the season. He made a good start to the 2004/05 season, scoring nine goals by mid-October.

However, his season was interrupted by a dislocated shoulder suffered during a match against Gillingham in November 2004, and he was later dropped from the first team in March 2005 owing to poor form.

Danny joined Sheffield United on loan in March 2005 with Danny Cullip moving in the opposite direction. At the end of the 2004/05 season, he signed a permanent three-year contract with Sheffield United for a transfer fee of around £500,000.

During the 2005/06 season, he scored ten goals, helping United to win automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.

In the 2006/07 season he played 22 games in the Premier League, scoring three goals, including the winning goals against Newcastle United and former club Watford.

After the Blades were relegated, Danny continued to appear regularly but struggled with injuries and an inability to turn appearances into goals. By the 2008/09 season he was in the final year of his contract and hoped to secure a new deal with the club but more injuries saw him drop out of the first team reckoning. After the club missed out on promotion, his contract was allowed to expire and he was released.

In September 2009, he signed for Portsmouth who were looking for attacking options. He signed outside the transfer window as he was a free agent. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Carlisle United on 22 September. Danny scored his first Premier League goal for Portsmouth in a 1-1 home draw against West Ham United on 26 January 2010. He was ruled out for the remainder of the season after rupturing cruciate ligaments in a game against Tottenham Hotspur two months later.

He remained in the treatment room for much of the 2010/11 campaign, before he made his return to action in a 2-0 defeat to Reading at the Madejski Stadium on 2 April, making a cameo appearance for the last five minutes. His contract was not renewed at the end of the season.

In February, after a series of trials, Danny joined Leeds United, again on a trial basis, and went on to pen a deal lasting until the end of the season. He made his debut as a substitute in a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton on 3 March. He then made his first start for Leeds three days later, in a 0-0 draw with Hull City.

He scored his first goal for Leeds coming off the bench in the final game of the season against Leicester City on 28 April. On 2 May 2012, his contract was not renewed and he was free to find another club.

Danny went on trial at Brian Flynn's Doncaster Rovers in March 2013 and signed on a non contract basis shortly after. Rovers won promotion as League One champions at the end of the 2012/13 season, though Webber never made it onto the pitch.

Webber then signed a one-year contract with League Two club Accrington Stanley in July 2013 and scored on his debut on 3 August, in a 4-1 defeat to Newport County at Rodney Parade.

He ended the 2013/14 campaign with three goals in 23 appearances for Stanley, but was not offered a new contract in the summer.
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