Mitchell Candlin: Walsall striker signs first professional contract

Mitchell Candlin
Mitchell Candlin has come through Walsall's academy after joining the club in 2014

Striker Mitchell Candlin has signed a first professional deal with Walsall.

Candlin, 17, has agreed a three-year contract with the Saddlers after making six appearances for the first team.

The academy graduate made his debut against Bradford in April and, having impressed in pre-season, he featured in the opening day 1-0 defeat by Bury.

"He's got great potential and he reflects our core values so we have rewarded him," manager Jon Whitney told the club website.

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