James Baxendale joins Walsall after Doncaster Rovers release


Walsall have signed James Baxendale on a free transfer following his release by Doncaster Rovers.

The 19-year-old winger, a former youth player at Leeds United, left Rovers after they were relegated to League One last season.

Saddlers boss Dean Smith said: "James is a skillful player who understands the game.

"He's a ball carrier who has the ability to unlock defences. He will add an exciting dimension to our play."

After coming through the youth system at Leeds, Baxendale was released in 2011 before joining Doncaster.

He played for Rovers at the start of last season before going to Hereford United on loan.