Make your mind up time for Dean Keates

By Joseph Masi | Walsall FC | Published:

Boss Dean Keates will take a final look at his trialists in Walsall’s friendly at Cheltenham today before deciding whether to offer them a deal.

Dean Keates

The Saddlers currently have two defenders on trial with Tom Brewitt and Tomas Egert understood to be those men.

Both players can play centre-half as well as right-back and featured in the friendly win over Ajax.

But while they have trained with the squad all week, Keates will make a final call on their futures after today’s game at Whaddon Road.

“We will be making a final decision of the two lads that are left on trial after this game,” the boss said. They have done well so far but a decision has to be made and we will make it next week.

“They have taken part in our pre-season regime and I feel like they have done well so we will see how they do at the weekend and we will go from there.”

Apart from a serious injury to Kory Roberts, Keates believes there have been a lot of positives from pre-season.

“There is a very good feeling around the place at the moment,” he continued. “Everyone seems very happy but we are trying not look too far into the future.

“It has been a really good pre-season, the only downside is the horrible accident that happened to Kory.


“Other than that I think everything has gone well for us. I am happy with the fitness levels of the lads.

“The performances have got much better as the month has gone on.

“And I am sure the lads will be ready and raring to go when Plymouth rock up here next weekend.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

Football journalist for the Express & Star covering Walsall FC.


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