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Walsall snap up keeper Chris Dunn

By Joseph Masi | Walsall FC | Published:

Walsall have snapped up former Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn on a one-year-deal.

Chris Dunn

The 30-year-old kept 15 shut-outs in 35 matches for the National League side last season – which helped them set a new clean-sheet record at the club.

The towering 6’5” stopper has also amassed more than 150 appearances in the Football League following spells at the Northampton, Coventry, Yeovil and Cambridge.

And the glovesman admits he is delighted to be reunited with boss Dean Keates as well as goalkeeping coach Michael Oakes – who he worked with at the Racecourse Ground.

“I’m really excited to get underway and I’m looking forward to the season,” Dunn said.

“It’s a great opportunity for me.

“I’m looking forward to working with the gaffer and Michael Oakes again. That was a big pull to come here and also to get back in the league, which is where I want to be.

“It was brilliant working with them and we enjoyed a decent season last year defensively. We kept a lot of clean sheets and had the best defensive record.

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“I’ve played throughout the leagues and I’m hardworking, a good pro. I’ll be looking to bring a bit of experience to the goalkeeping department.”

Keates added: “I know Dunny well. He’s vastly experienced and has played at all levels in the Football League.

“He should provide great competition with Robbo [Liam Roberts] for the number one spot next year.

“He’ll be a good addition to the changing room and if he gets an opportunity on a Saturday, I’m sure he’ll take it.”

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Dunn started his career with Northampton, making 110 appearances for the Cobblers between 2006 and 2011.

He had short spells with Coventry and Yeovil before moving to Cambridge, where he played 64 matches over two seasons.

The Havering-born glovesman then joined Wrexham in July 2016 and featured 54 times in two years for the Red Dragons.

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

Football journalist for the Express & Star covering Walsall FC.

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