31/12/2019

"I’m Just Concentrating on the Games" - Wes McDonald Won't Be Drawn on Walsall Future

Walsall winger Wes McDonald has spoken to the local press ahead of the New Year's Day League Two clash with Leyton Orient, and opted to remain coy on his Saddlers future.
22-year-old Wes, who penned a short-term deal at the start of the season, is due to be out-of-contract over the coming weeks but has insisted he wants to remain at the club.

McDonald, a former Birmingham City apprentice, has netted five goals from twenty-two appearances and entered several strong performances so far this season leading many of the Saddlers faithful to call for him to pen a new contract.

While manager Darrell Clarke recently confirmed negotiations have been ongoing for weeks, both sides are remaining coy as to whether a deal is in the pipeline as time continues to run out.

When asked whether he'd like to stay with the Saddlers, a hesitant Wes, who was speaking via the Express & Star, said; "We’ll see. Of course. I like playing for Walsall. I want to continue playing my football and I just give my best for Walsall when I’m in the shirt.

"I’m just concentrating on the games. We’ve got a lot of games over this Christmas period so I just want to focus on my football, continue delivering for the team and continue improving."

Along with his goals McDonald has also assisted three in all competitions and, after failing to make the mark at Birmingham City and then having a short-term injury hit spell with Yeovil Town, believes he is now playing the best football of his career.

Wes continued; "You could say that. I feel comfortable and confident so I’m knuckling down, training hard and trying to improve every game. The fans are excellent, they’re always giving me confidence.

"Whenever I’m on the pitch they’re screaming, they’re loud and always give me that extra boost so I’m grateful for that. I’m enjoying it tremendously.

"I feel comfortably, I feel confident when I’m on the pitch, getting all the information from the coaches and I just want to soak it up and keep improving.

"The lads have been grafting in training, listening to instructions and we knew we could turn it around, we were just in a bad patch but we’re over that now and we’re looking to the future."

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