It’s TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY AND IT’S LIVE…..
We will bring you all the transfer deadline day deals and rumours involving the Saddlers and any former Saddlers throughout the day (hopefully as they happen)
The Saddlers have already added six players during this window with Cameron Norman, Dan Scarr, Scott Laird, Omar Mussa, Matt Jarvis and Aramide Oteh arriving.
08:00am – Will Dean Keates add to his squad with six incomings already during this window? Will any Saddlers players depart?
09:09am – Keates is looking to send some youngsters out on loan however non-league can sign players after today so we may not see them move on today.
Stay tuned with our good friends at the Express and Star as they bring you updates throughout the day.
— Nathan Judah (@njudah_star) January 31, 2019
09:32am – Southend Echo reporting that the Saddlers beat Southend to the race of QPR striker Aramide Oteh.
09:38am – Sunderland are to make one final bid for former Saddlers striker Will Grigg after initial £1.25m bid was rejected by Wigan.
10:11am – Nottinghamshire reporter Liam Kent who covers Nottingham Forest in the local press is sure Jamie Ward is coming to Walsall.
11:59am – Walsall are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa winger Corey Blackett Taylor on loan.
12:00pm – DONE DEAL – WALSALL SIGN ASTON VILLA WINGER COREY BLACKETT-TAYLOR ON LOAN UNTIL END OF SEASON
12:01pm – Heres the story on the arrival of Corey Blackett-Taylor
12:14pm – Corey Blackett-Taylor has his say on the move to the Banks’s
— corey (@Corey_Taylor7) January 31, 2019
12:15pm – Joseph Masi understands Walsall are working on “at least” one more deal before window shuts.
12:18pm – WALSALL SIGN…In New York – our very own Jorja Smith is nominated for Best Newcomer at the Grammys (non football related but still a sign on deadline day involving Walsall)
WALSALL SIGN….in New York
— Vital Walsall (@VitalWalsall) January 31, 2019
13:13pm – Walsall right back Nicky Devlin has surveillance on Andy Cooks house to stop him from leaving
13:49pm – Sunderland’s fifth bid for ex Saddlers striker Will Grigg has been rejected by Wigan Athletic
14:30pm – DONE DEAL – JACK FITZWATER RETURNS TO WALSALL ON LOAN
31 January 2018 – Walsall sign Jack Fitzwater
31 January 2019 – Walsall sign Jack Fitzwater
Happy Jack Fitzwater Day everyone! pic.twitter.com/0QSVU82gux
— Saddlers Stats (@saddlersstats) January 31, 2019
15:09pm – Keates openly admitted he wanted two players in every position our squad now stands at a staggering thirty-four players if you include the youth players – it would seem that this is one of the biggest squads assembled, will we see any outgoings before the 11pm deadline?
Current squad – L.Roberts, Dunn, Devlin, Norman, Guthrie, Johnson, Fitzwater, Scarr, K.Roberts, Vann, Laird, Leahy, Cockerill-Mollett, Ismail, Blackett-Taylor, Dobson, Osbourne, Chambers, Kinsella, Edwards, Jarvis, Kouhyar, Hayles-Doherty, Mussa, Sangha, Ferrier, Oteh, Gordon, Cook, Candlin, Peters, McSkeane, Bates, Parker
15:35pm – Former Saddlers defender Eoghan O’Connell is wanted by League 1 rivals Coventry City.
16:05pm – Paul Taylor (not that one) at the Nottingham Post suggests Forest are looking set to work late into the evening as they try and offload Clough, Cummings, Bridcutt and a certain Jamie Ward – so I wouldn’t expect anything to be confirmed/denied until then.
16:42pm – The weirdest move of the window seems to be going to former Walsall loanee Connor Ronan who is in talks with Slovakian side FC Dac 1904 Dunjaska Streda (imagine trying to say that when you’re drunk)
17:37pm – Walsall journalist Joseph Masi says unless anything drastic changes then the Saddlers are done for the day. Jamie Ward is still trying to terminate his contract with Forest and therefore could move to any club outside the window.
22:00pm – One hour left until the transfer window slams shut. We’ve been here before…but I’m sure we wouldn’t do it again.
23:00pm – THE TRANSFER WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED.
00:10pm – Rumours in the Southend Echo uggest that Morgan Ferrier has rejected a £75,000 move to Southend United after both clubs agreed on the fee story here
Thanks to everyone that stayed with us all day on all our social media channels.
See you Saturday. Up The Saddlers!