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Laird wants permanent Walsall stay

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Scunthorpe left back Scott Laird is hoping his loan move to Walsall will be made permanent in the summer.

The defender, who initially joined the Saddlers in August, has become a firm fans’ favourite at the Banks’s Stadium.

And the 28-year-old admits he couldn’t be happier at the club.

“I’m loving it here and I don’t want the season to end,” Laird said.

“Hopefully I can be here next season but there are a few things that have got to be sorted out.

“We have got to wait until the end of the season to see what happens with Scunthorpe. They are in a bit of turmoil at the moment, so hopefully they will come through that.

“I have got another year but I don’t think my future is there. I will have a discussion with the manager when I go back as well as the powers that be, including the chairman.

“But I’ve loved every minute here. I want to sit down with Walsall and discuss the future once I have talked to Scunthorpe.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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