Rumour: Walsall striker linked with Vale

Rumour: Walsall striker linked with Vale

Rumours are circulating this week that former Walsall forward Craig Westcarr is in talks with the Valiants.

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This feature contains rumour and speculation. All of these rumours should be treated as unconfirmed gossip until any move is officially announced by the club itself. We make no apologies for publishing some rumour and gossip (after all, even the state broadcaster, the BBC, publishes a daily Football Gossip column) but we’d just like to reiterate that this feature should not be treated too seriously.

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The Valiants are in the market for a forward to play alongside Tom Pope. Ben Williamson and Jordan Hugill are still works in progress while Gavin Tomlin enduring an injury-hit, stop-start season with the club.

The well-travelled Westcarr, 29, was released by Walsall earlier this summer despite scoring seventeen times last season.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told the Express and Star that he released Westcarr because of the development of youngsters Romaine Sawyers and James Baxendale. Smith commented:  “I think as a football club we have been good with Craig and he has been good with us as well.

“This season he was playing as a centre-forward but is probably better suited to linking play up just behind and we have Romaine and James in that area. They are up and coming players who have a lot of potential.”

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Craig Westcarr Factfile

 

Age: 29

Clubs: Nottm Forest, Cambridge Utd, Kettering, Notts Co, Chesterfield Walsall

Loan spells: Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Walsall

Appearances: 266+87

Goals: 79

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