Saddlers snare Joachim
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walsall have boosted their attack by landing Leeds striker Julian Joachim on loan.Walsall have boosted their attack by landing Leeds United striker Julian Joachim on loan.
Saddlers boss Paul Merson has frantically been adding to his squad during the past 24 hours and has made his former Aston Villa team-mate his latest acquisition.
Joachim only joined Leeds last summer and has scored two goals in 31 appearances for the Championship club.
But he has not played for The Whites since January and has seen his first team opportunities limited at Elland Road of late.
Whites boss Kevin Blackwell has brought in Rob Hulse, Marlon King and Ian Moore in recent weeks and has decided to let Joachim go.
The 30-year-old will spend the rest of the season at The Bescot Stadium and may look to win a permanent move to the League One side.
In linking up with The Saddlers, it marks a return to the Midlands for Joachim, who started his career with Leicester City before playing for Villa and Coventry City.
Meanwhile, young Walsall defender Julian Bennett will miss the rest of the season after tearing cartilage in his right knee.