Danny Guthrie 'Turned Down League One Offers' to Sign For the Saddlers Danny Guthrie 'Turned Down League One Offers' to Sign For the Saddlers

Danny Guthrie 'Turned Down League One Offers' to Sign For the Saddlers

Walsall midfielder Danny Guthrie has spoken ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League Two clash with Forest Green Rovers and revealed that he turned down several other offers - including from clubs in League One - in order to link up with the Saddlers.
32-year-old Guthrie, who was a free agent after leaving Indonesian outfit Mitra Kukar, was among a group of fifteen players who joined the Saddlers over the summer and revealed that a chat with Clarke and a few training sessions with the squad convinced him to join the club.

The Shrewsbury-born midfielder has amassed plenty of experience over the course of his fourteen-year playing career including making more than one-hundred appearances in the Premier League after previously enjoying spells with Liverpool, Newcastle United, Reading, and Bolton Wanderers, among others.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Danny said; "I spoke to the manager a couple of times on the phone. He said come in, train with the boys. I had a couple of other options, even in League One.

"But once I came here, I integrated with the group and liked the manager’s ideas for me. That sold it to me really.

"You’ve got to get a good feeling for somewhere. I want to enjoy coming to work every day and competing with the lads and just be part of something where there’s ambition.

"We’ve got an obvious ambition to get out of this league. Without piling pressure on us, we’re going to take it a game at a time. But there is a real hunger in the group."

After making his club debut during the 1-0 win over Northampton Town last weekend, Danny is expected to form part of Clarke's side which will take on Forest Green Rovers tomorrow afternoon.

And the former England youth international is adamant that the team is capable of much more than a hard-battling win, and they'll get a glimpse of that this weekend.

Danny continued; "This team can play football. We said to each other that winning in the way we did at Northampton is harder than playing good football. You find out a lot about yourselves in games like.

"We found out a lot about each other. We found out that we can fight, dig, hang in there and be resolute.

"But we also know we can play so I think Saturday is an opportunity to show a different side of us because everyone who wants to do anything in league football has to win in more than one way."
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