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Trialist to Feature as Walsall Take on Aston Villa

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the press ahead of this evening's pre-season clash with Aston Villa, and revealed that the club's mystery trialist, who the gaffer still refused to name, will have another opportunity to impress as he will be named in the squad to face Steve Bruce's side at Banks's Stadium.

The trialist, who is now believed to be 21-year-old former Paralimni winger Michalis Giorkatzis, scored the Saddlers only goal during the defeat to Rushall Olympic and featured in last weekend's clash with Stoke City, and is set to take on the Villans, later today.

Dean, speaking via the Express & Star, said; "He did well against Stoke. He looked bright and sharp. He did enough in the Rushall game to extend the trial. And now he will stay with us for the next few days and feature against Villa."

Though many believed that the trialist was a striker, Keates believes he is best when playing out wide of behind the front line, the gaffer continued; "He is winger – he can play as a number 10 or on either wing."

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