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Shay Facey Wishes Walsall 'All the Best' as He is Set For Release

Following the news that the Saddlers' 2019/20 season has come to an end, Walsall defender Shay Facey has taken to Twitter to confirm his departure from WS1.
On Tuesday afternoon clubs in League One and League Two opted to end their campaigns with promotion, relegation and Play-Offs all remaining in place, meaning the Saddlers finish the season in twelfth place.

I’d just like to say thank you to everybody at Walsall FC my teammates, staff & supporters for your support during my short time at the club. I look forward to crossing paths again & I wish you all the best in the future!! See you around.
- Shay Facey

Shay, who was manager Darrell Clarke's sixth signing last summer, was the first player to break cover and confirm that his future lies elsewhere, before going on to thank the club, its fans, staff and players for their support during his time in WS1.

25-year-old, Sale born Facey progressed through Manchester City’s youth ranks and gained international recognition with England at various youth levels.

He joined the Citizens’ sister club New York City on loan in March 2015 and played 23 Major League Soccer matches during his time in America.

Facey enjoyed further loan spells at Rotherham, where he made five Championship appearances, and Dutch Eredivisie side Heerenveen before leaving for Northampton in January 2018.

Shay scored his first career goal in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury and appeared forty-two times for the Cobblers in total.

His stay with the Saddlers saw him make just seventeen first-team appearances during an injury-hit spell, and he will no-doubt be keen to secure much more football when the 2020/21 season begins.

We'd like to wish Shay all the best as he begins to look for a new club.

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