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|WALSALL HOLD TALKS WITH INCE|
Goalkeeper Clayton Ince has finally began having talks with Walsall over a new contract with the English club as it attempts to keep the former Defence Force custodian at the Banks’s Stadium.
The 36-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and able to talk to other clubs, meaning the Saddlers are desperate to tie to stopper down. But agent Mike Berry is eager for Ince to tie up the deal.
“Clayton has been excellent for the club and he deserved the right contract. We will ensure that he gets that because he has his football for Trinidad and Tobago and his club to focus on,” Berry said
Manager Jimmy Mullen revealed they have changed their position on contract negotiations to keep Ince at the club and have kept their gentleman’s agreement to offer the Trinidad and Tobago international a new deal.
Mullen said: “We made a promise and we have started to do that.”
Nottingham Forest and Swansea City are among the clubs interested in Ince.
Well Done Dennis
Crewe Alexandra manager Gudjon Thordarson has praised the performance of Dennis Lawrence, commending him for his leadership qualities.
Lawrence was handed the captain’s armband for Crewe’s 2-2 draw with Millwall in the FA Cup last weekend and opened his team’s account with a well taken goal.
“There wasn't that many options for the role of captain and Dennis has a lot of experience. He was the obvious choice for game and not only did he play like a leader, his overall performance was excellent,” said Thordarson.
"I was very pleased with Dennis. He did very well. He is calm and cool and doesn't panic. He was heading the ball out of our box and guiding the ball out of defence. He had an excellent game and he spread his experience all the way through the team.
"He is someone you can rely on and he is a big help out on the pitch, because he was talking to the other, younger players and organising us. It is a vital thing to have."
Crewe are at the moment positioned at the bottom of the English League One title and will look for a better result in the FA Cup Third Round reply at home to Millwall on January 13.
Latas: A sad loss
Recently appointed National Team assistant coach and local football legend Russell Latapy has expressed his sympathy on the tragic passing of boxing champion Jiselle Salandy.
Speaking on Monday, Latapy said it was important that persons, particular young promising athletes are well looked after and take a personal responsibility in their own physical protection and well being.
“Indeed it’s a sad loss because she was one of our great talents in the sport of boxing. It’s always sad when you lose someone like her and the country suffers a big loss. We can only take the lessons from her time on the earth and move forward with it. I must say that we have to be thankful that persons like Marvin Phillip and (Richard) Thompson escaped from serious injury. It’s important that our young people are taken care of and that they take care of themselves. As a country we need to be there for each other,” Latapy said.
Latapy rounded up a series of meetings with his associates in Scotland as he prepared to return to Trinidad this Sunday. He was hosted at a dinner by the bosses of Hibernian FC on Monday.