Walsall expect Will Grigg to sign deal next week

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Walsall are confident in-form striker Will Grigg will sign a new deal next week.

Manager Dean Smith revealed today that talks with the player and his agent were in the final stages – and pointed to a happy conclusion for Saddlers fans.

Grigg has hit the headlines with a blaze of goal-scoring form which has brought him five in the last two games and made him a strong contender for the club's player of the season.

And Smith said today: "The talks we are having are very positive and the most important thing is that Will has made it clear he wants to stay.

"I am hopeful we will have everything sorted out sometime next week."

Smith confirmed that Grigg, who has 16 goals this season, is being offered a two-year deal to tie him to the club until the summer of 2015.

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