Quartet Pen New Deals at Poundland Bescot Stadium Quartet Pen New Deals at Poundland Bescot Stadium

Quartet Pen New Deals at Poundland Bescot Stadium

The quartet have penned new deals in WS1.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsThe Club has confirmed confirm that all four players who they made contract offers over the summer have all signed new deals at Poundland Bescot Stadium.

Jack Earing, Taylor Allen, Joe Foulkes and Marvellous Onabirekhanlen have all agreed on new terms ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

The quartet were all offered new deals following the conclusion of the previous season and ahead of the return for pre-season training and testing, they have all committed their futures to the Club.

Midfielder Earing, who has put pen-to-paper on a short-term deal with the Saddlers, saw his season cut short following a serious injury, with his last appearance for the Saddlers coming on New Year’s Day in the victory over Mansfield Town.

Allen, 23, made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Saddlers after joining last summer from Forest Green Rovers and will be with the Club for a further year with the option of another year included in the deal.

Foulkes, who spent the entirety of last season out on loan at Kidderminster Harriers, enjoyed an incredibly fruitful time with our neighbours, securing promotion to the National League via the play-offs and picking up their Young Player of the Season award following another impressive season with the Harriers but he has chosen to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Saddlers.

Similarly to Foulkes, 18-year-old Onabirekhanlen also enjoyed a loan spell away from the Saddlers last season with Worcester City and we are pleased to see him continue on his journey, progressing from our Academy to sign his first professional contract.

Following the news that all four have agreed to extend their stay with the Club, Head Coach Sadler expressed how pleased he was to see them all sign new deals and is now looking forward to working with them throughout pre-season ahead of the season opener on Saturday 5th August.

Speaking via the club's official website, Head Coach Mat Sadler welcomed the new deals, he said; "I am really pleased to see the quartet stay with us for the upcoming season.

"Following successful conversations with them all, it’s great to see that they all had a desire to stay at the Club.

"Everyone knows exactly what Taylor and Jack can bring to the table.

"Taylor was impressive with his performances last year and after really constructive discussions with him at the back end of last season, I am looking forward to helping him develop as a player and person both on and off the pitch.

"Jack suffered a horrible injury last year and as he continues his rehabilitation with the medical team here, we wanted him to have security around him and we all know just how good a player he is when he is fit.

"Joe was fantastic last season whilst out on loan with Kidderminster and it was great to watch his progression as a player from afar.

"He’s energetic, a brilliant defender, and somebody who has really benefitted from a loan spell away from the Club.

"We are now really looking forward to seeing what he can do for us during preseason and I am sure he will continue to develop here with us this year.

"Marv is another one who benefitted from some time out on loan last season and it was clear to see that he has good attributes from when we had him training with us at the end of last season.

"There’s plenty of hard work coming up for Marv during pre-season but I am really looking forward to seeing what he can do for us.

"We are pleased with the progress that we are making with other targets as well and should have some more news to share soon.

"We are continuing to work hard behind the scenes to add to what we already have in the building."
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