Winger Wes McDonald has revealed his ambition to earn a new deal at the Saddlers.
The former Yeovil Town attacker arrived at the Bescot in the summer, signing a short-term deal. After a sticky start which mirrored the form of the side as a whole, in recent weeks he’s produced some dazzling performances that have seen him established as a firm fans’ favourite.
Speaking to the Express & Star, the flying winger was quick to thank boss Darrel Clarke for showing faith in him and state his desire to stay at the club. He said: ‘I’m taking it day by day, training hard and every time I get on the pitch on a matchday I want to try and impress the gaffer and the club and show what I can do.’
‘Of course (I want to stay). I like the club; it’s a great club, a family club and I want to keep going and pushing.’
‘I just want to get on the pitch as much as possible. I’m glad the gaffer has shown faith in me.’
‘I tried to be positive all the time when I have the ball.’
Clarke admitted he was happy with the twenty-two-year-old without going as far as confirming he would be offering him a new deal. ‘I’ve been really pleased with Wes, really pleased with him,” he said.
‘I think he’s done well and did well the other night.’
‘We want to make him better, though, like all of our players.’
‘There are times where he looks so dangerous going forward, taking players on, and there are times where he’s got two or three men on him, and he’s got to pass the ball and make other players available to get on the ball.’
‘But really pleased, he’s a great lad with a great attitude.’
‘No problems with him.’
McDonald’s recent displays in the victories over Forest Green and Cambridge United have had the fans singing his name, something the Birmingham academy product acknowledged. ‘The fans, home and away, are always giving me support every time I get on the pitch.’
‘They’re shouting my name, always giving me great encouragement, it’s very appreciated.’
McDonald has two rare attributes in League Two, the ability to beat a man and pace.
All we can do is echo the thoughts of many Walsall fans.
Sign him up now Darrell.