Saddlers keen on Quinn
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Saddlers chief Colin Lee has been given funds to raid the transfer market, and he admitted earlier in the week that the left side of his defence was an area that needs strengthening.
Quinn has little chance of breaking into the first-team picture at St James' Park, meaning he could be ready for a change of scenery.
The 26-year-old is a proven performer at Division One level, having earned rave reviews during his time at Sheffield United, but he failed to make the transition to life in The Premiership.
It would seem, though, that he could be handed the chance to resurrect his career at The Bescot Stadium.
Lee is also looking to strengthen other areas of his squad, but he is facing competition from Stoke for the services of Crystal Palace striker Ade Akinbiyi.
The Saddlers chief admitted his interest in Akinbiyi at the end of last month, but Stoke are mounting a strong challenge and seem favourites to beat Walsall to his signature.
In other news, Lee has allowed young striker Karl Hawley to take a second loan spell at Raith Rovers.
The 21-year-old proved to be a real success with Raith last term, ending their promotion-winning campaign as top scorer, and he has been given the chance to mirror his success in Division One.