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Adam Chambers signs new contract with Walsall FC

Adam Chambers (middle) Credit: Barrington Coombs / EMPICS Sport

Walsall FC captain Adam Chambers has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

The 35-year-old midfielder was crowned yesterday The Saddlers' Player and Players’ Player of the Season.

He has made 235 competitive appearances for Walsall since signing from Leyton Orient in July 2011. He captained the team to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final last season.

Adam Chambers said:

“I’m very happy to have sorted my contract out now.

I’m very happy here and there are some really good people in and around the club.

"It’s been a pleasure to play for Walsall and I’ve made some really good friends during my time here."

– Adam Chambers

Walsall hold open day to repay fans for promotion faith

While most League One teams have had two games this weekend, Walsall haven't had any during the international break.

So with a bit of time on their hands, the Saddlers held an open day to give fans the chance to meet their star players.

They're hoping their supporters can keep backing them for an automatic promotion push to the Championship. Matt Ratcliffe reports.

O'Driscoll: 'I wish them the best for the rest of the season'

Walsall FC have 'parted company' with Head Coach Sean O'Driscoll Credit: PA Wire

Walsall FC have parted company with head coach Sean O' Driscoll.

The 58-year-old leaves the club after just 16 games at the helm. The club are currently sitting in fourth place in League One but have experienced a winless six-game run.

"I am extremely disappointed for the players, their performances over the past month have not gained the points they deserved," O'Driscoll said.

"This is a different phase of the season, and as we have repeatedly seen, teams have recognised the team’s strengths from the first half of the campaign and prepared to counter that when facing us.

"But the players deserve enormous credit for adapting, finding different ways to play and maintaining their performance levels even, at times, in the face of frustration and disappointment.

"They are a close group whose success so far has been built on the trust, understanding and respect among them. I wish them the best for the rest of the season."

BREAKING: Walsall 'part company' with Sean O'Driscoll

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Walsall FC have parted company with head coach Sean O' Driscoll following Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by League One promotion rivals Barnsley.

The club's CEO thanked O'Driscoll for his work at the club in a brief statement.

Stefan Gamble said: "On behalf of the Board we thank Sean for his time, effort and dedication during his short spell at the Club and wish him well for the future."

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Video: Walsall fans praise their team's performance despite heavy Chelsea loss

James O'Connor celebrates scoring Walsall's only goal against Chelsea Credit: PA

Walsall fans have praised their team's performance despite the League One side losing 4-1 at home to Premier League champions Chelsea.

James O'Connor's goal put the hosts on the score sheet, but Chelsea proved too strong as they knocked Walsall out of the Capital One Cup in the third round.

ITV News Central spoke to Walsall fans after the match last night.

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