Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Giant in the Saddle

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.


Unknown said...

The snow was bucketing down at Villa Park this evening Wyn.

Wyn Grant said...

Wasn't settling though and it hasn't settled in Leamington. But Walsall is a bit further north :-)

Anonymous said...

Snow still lies on the ground here in Walsall this morning. The Norwich game at Walsall was called off very late as the ref was concerned about just one frozen corner of the ground at Bescot Stadium which refused to thaw despite the efforts with the braziers.

Wyn Grant said...

Sounds like Leamington last week when it was just the goalmouth at the chicken farm end. I saw the braziers on television - real hi tech stuff. It may be in our interests to have a postponement given that Youga and Richardson are out and Dailly may not have recovered.