Walsall boss Jon Whitney offers Matty Fryatt update
Walsall boss Jon Whitney will meet Matty Fryatt in the next few weeks to decide the striker’s future.
Back in August it was revealed the 31-year-old had begun training with the Saddlers in a bid to try and overcome a long-standing Achilles problem.
Currently a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest, Fryatt hasn’t made a first team appearance since March 2015 due to his injury woes.
But according to Whitney, the striker – who scored 30 goals for Walsall between 2003 and 2006 – is making substantial progress. And the boss said he will sit down with him soon to discuss a sensational return to the club.
“Matty is doing really well,” Whitney said. “He is still here and still working tirelessly with Marc Czuczman (physio) and Mark Bradley (fitness coach).
“It’s a situation we will look at in the next couple of weeks. I think me and Matty need to sit down, have a chat and look at how we move forward.
“He has progressed really well. But in a way, he is now starting what is his pre-season.
“We have put him in a position physically and mentally where he is ready to take part in a full pre-season.
“Pre-season, though, is six to seven weeks. That shows what an incredible amount of work there is still to do. But it also shows how well he has done to get himself into that position. Credit has to go to all parties involved. But the time is coming where we have to make a decision.”