Thursday, 3 August 2017

Matty Fryatt Seeking Fitness as he Trains With the Saddlers

Matty Fryatt Seeking Fitness as he Trains With the Saddlers

Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has confirmed that Matty Fryatt is training with the club as he seeks a return to fitness following three injury-plagued seasons.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend's season-opening clash with Bury, and has revealed that former Saddler Matty Fryatt is training with the club in a bid to regain fitness, following the collapse of a potential move to Burton Albion.

31-year-old, Nuneaton-born Fryatt is a product of the Walsall FC youth system and progressed through the ranks at the Banks's Stadium to sign pro-terms in 2003.

He made his first team debut as a substitute in a League Cup defeat away to Bolton Wanderers on 24th September 2003. His first full appearance came on 14th October, as the Saddlers took on Watford.

Following a brief loan spell with Carlisle United, Matty went on to make almost eighty appearances for the Saddlers, scoring thirty goals, but would join Leicester City for an undisclosed fee in January 2006.

Over the next five years Matty would make over one-hundred and eighty appearances for the Foxes, including bagging the fastest goal in club history when he scored after just nine seconds during a 2-1 defeat to Preston North End in April 2006, before departing for Hull City the in January of 2011.

The striker made almost one-hundred appearances for the Tigers and also enjoyed a brief loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday before joining Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2014.

Matty is a free agent following the end of his injury-hit time with Forest, where he made just twenty-six first-team appearances. It is believed that Fryatt, who is a few weeks away from fitness, is not the only striker currently on manager Whitney's radar as he seeks to add to his squad before Transfer Deadline Day.

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