Dean Smith today confirmed he will sit down with Julian Gray for talks over the winger’s possible return to Walsall.
The 33-year-old has been training with his old club for more than a month after leaving Cypriot side Nea Salamina Famagusta and turned out for Saddlers reserves this week.
Gray, who played at the Banks’s between 2010 and 2011, is understood to be keen on a return.
When asked, manager Smith admitted a deal is possible but stated there was no specific timeframe.
“There is a chance,” said Smith. “I will certainly have a chat with Julian and see where we are at with it.
“But there definitely is a chance, from both sides.
“There is no timeframe because he doesn’t fall under the transfer window, being out of contract.”
Smith is a fan of Gray, having managed the former Birmingham City star during his opening months in charge at Walsall.
Gray played a full 90 minutes in the reserves’ 5-3 win at Wigan on Tuesday and Smith believes it was the perfect way for him to gain match fitness.
“To go along with training he needs match minutes as well and the reserve game was the ideal opportunity for him, he played well,” said Smith.
The Saddlers head to Crewe tomorrow looking for a first win in five games.
Smith gave his players last weekend off when their scheduled game with Wolves was moved due to international call-ups. And he believes they have returned fresh and ready to push on.
“It’s always frenetic at the start of the season and the break came at a good period,” he said. “It was a chance to recharge the batteries and give the players a chance to spend time with their families.”