James Wilson eager to stay on after Walsall loan

By Joseph Masi | Walsall FC | Published:

Defender James Wilson has revealed he would be keen on joining Walsall permanently once his loan deal expires at the end of the season.

James Wilson

The 28-year-old joined the Saddlers on a temporary basis from Sheffield United in July and has gone onto impress in 18 appearances for the club.

Out of contract at the end of the current campaign, it’s likely Wilson will be available on a free transfer in the summer.

And when asked if he could see himself at Walsall next season, Wilson was clear with his answer.

“I could definitely see myself in a Walsall shirt next season – that is why I came here in the first place,” he said.

“I have got a family so I need to think about these things. I have got until the end of the season so we’ll see what happens then.

“I’m really enjoying it. The last few weeks have been tough with my injury. But I’m really enjoying it here. It’s a great bunch of boys, one of the best I have been in. The environment here is really positive.”

Wilson is set to be part of the Saddlers team that travels to take on Northampton tomorrow.

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The Cobblers enter the game having been thrashed 5-1 by Oldham last weekend.

That result left Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ‘s side second bottom in League One with just one win in their last nine matches.

But Wilson believes they will be determined to bounce back tomorrow.

“Earlier this season we were beaten by a 5-1 scoreline but we responded with a positive result against Peterborough,” he said.


“That is now what Northampton will be aiming to do.

“We are not taking it lightly at all. In this league anyone can beat anyone.

“They spent a lot of money in the summer. They have got some really good players.

“I played against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ‘s Burton team a couple of years ago and they were really good.

“So I know Northampton will definitely be up for this. They will show a lot of fight.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

Football journalist for the Express & Star covering Walsall FC.


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