Walsall boss Jon Witney is on the brink of making one more addition to his Saddlers squad ahead of next season, according to the Express & Star.

The former Huddersfield Town and Lincoln City defender has been actively searching for new additions to his Walsall squad since the cessation of the League One campaign three weeks ago.

The 46-year-old Saddlers boss recently admitted that the Club are close to signing a new goalkeeper, with it being expected that current shot-stopper Neil Etheridge could be making a departure from the Banks’s Stadium before next season begins.

“We are still in negotiations with a couple of players”, the Walsall boss said.

“I am very hopeful we can get one of those if not two over the line in the next week.

“Talks are ongoing but I am hoping we will have some really positive news in the next week.”

The Saddlers have a number of players whose contracts expire at the end of the month, but the 46-year-old former player has expressed that the Club are talking with the affected parties to organise suitable deals.

Captain Adam Chambers, goalkeeper Liam Roberts and defender Matt Preston are the three main targets for Witney, but new contracts for youngsters Milan Butterfield and Rory Oliver have also been offered.

“We are continuing talks to the players we have offered new contracts to as well.

“Some of them are getting close to finalisation now. So we should have some good news on that in the non-to-distant future as well.”


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