This is not an advert for John Window's equine empire, but exciting news from Walsall:
'Walsall have signed defender Clayton McDonald on an 18-month deal following his release by Manchester City. The 21-year-old, six-foot seven son of former Walsall striker Rod [not Ronald] McDonald has spent three months on loan at the Banks's Stadium this season. The last of his loan deals from City expired earlier this month.
But McDonald's move has now been sanctioned in time for him to be considered for Saturday's League One home game against Charlton Athletic.'
Threatened snow has not arrived in the Midlands today (it is raining hard) so fears that Saturday's game might be frozen out as happened last Saturday with the visit of the Canaries have lessened.