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Wes McDonald waiting to sort his Walsall future

Wes McDonald is keeping an ‘open mind’ on his Walsall future when his contract expires this summer.


The winger is one of several first team players that will see their deals end in the coming weeks after he signed an 18-month contract in January 2020.

When asked about his future at Walsall beyond this campaign, the 24-year-old was coy but admitted he was open to all possibilities.

“I’m just focusing on the next game and then taking it from there,” McDonald said. “As a footballer you want to be on the pitch. Any player wants that, to be playing and enjoying their football.

“I like the club. Walsall has given me a platform to play. Since I’ve been here the fans have been top class. I always enjoy playing in front of them.

“I’m looking forward to the next game and we’ll see.”

When asked if his mind was open regarding his future, he added: “You could say that.”

McDonald has enjoyed a difficult second half of the season and spent most of the last few months on the bench.

With one game remaining this season he insists he is ready when needed, having started the last two games.

McDonald said: “The first half of the season I was getting the game time I needed.

“Of course being out of the side is not what you want as a player, but it’s football. You have to crack on.

“I’m always ready for whenever the gaffer wants me to play or whenever I’m needed.

“That’s just how I am.”