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Walsall Keen to Extend Scrimshaw's Stay as George Returns to Birmingham City

Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke is keen to extend one of Walsall's loan deals but has confirmed the departure of another.
Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has outlined his intentions to keep on-loan Bournemouth striker Jake Scrimshaw for the remainder of the season whilst confirming Birmingham City forward Adan George has returned to St Andrew's.

Both Scrimshaw and George joined the Saddlers on Deadline Day at the beginning of the season with both loan deals coming at no cost to the club, as finances remained tight thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Whilst Scrimshaw has made a total of thirteen appearances for the Saddlers, including his two-goal display against Port Vale at the weekend, George failed to break into the first-team, making no appearances.

Talking to local media shortly after the Saddlers defeated Vale on Saturday afternoon, Clarke admitted Jake's deal is due to expire in the New Year, but outlined his intentions to extend his stay.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Darrell said; "It is, but we’ve got to be very thankful to Bournemouth and Birmingham – Adan George has now gone back – for giving us two players for free.

"What we’ve got to realistically understand is that we’ve made a lot of of redundancies at this football club, so obviously there’s not going to be much money for players.

"Fans have done their bit with the season ticket money, and players and staff have done their bit, so we’ll see what we can actually do in January.

"But, certainly, I won’t imagine there’ll be much movement. I’ve got one or two favours I can call in, hopefully.

"We’d like to keep Jake, certainly, as he’s done well in the squad and settled in well. But we’ll have to wait and see how that develops."

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