Young Saddlers seal pro deals

Smith: Happy to sign youngsters

Four Walsall youngsters have been given the chance of a lifetime after landing professional deals to play for the midlands club next term.

Left-back Malvind Benning, striker Aaron Williams, right-back Ben George and winger Kieron Morris have progressed from the youth team and will all be part of manager Dean Smith's plans next season.

Smith said: "We had a good crop of youngsters last year but these lads really stood out.

"They have progressed well but the hard work really starts now for them. I look forward to working with them and helping them develop during the campaign ahead."

The news comes after Friday's earlier announcement that youth-team captain Jamie Tank, 18, has signed for Wolves for an undisclosed fee having turned down the chance to sign a professional deal at the Banks's Stadium.