Walsall have today completed the signing of former Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United striker Caolan Lavery.
Lavery is one of a few players to have played for both Big Steel clubs and arrives after being released by Sheffield United in the summer.
Caolan started his youth career in Canada, playing for the Red Deer Renegades.
He then played with Northern Irish youth side Goodyear while having trials at Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Charlton Athletic. A successful trial at Ipswich Town saw him spend two years at the club before rejecting the offer of a new deal in late 2011 and leaving the club after his academy scholarship expired.
He went on to have trials at Sunderland and Leicester City in November. In December 2011 Lavery was reported to be in talks with League Two club Bradford City.
The following January he was reported to be in talks with Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock but decided to sign for Sheffield Wednesday in 2012.
Lavery spent last season on loan at promoted Bury where he scored six goals in twenty-four games.
He has previously had loan spells at Southend, Plymouth, Chesterfield and Portsmouth.
He has played one-hundred and forty-five times in his career scoring twenty-nine goals.
Lavery has represented Northern Ireland at Under 18 and Under 19 level and has represented Canada at Under 17 level.
Lavery has won promotion in his last three seasons….four on the bounce Caolan?