Tom Bradshaw: Walsall striker 'not for sale', says boss Dean Smith

Tom Bradshaw
Bradshaw has scored 24 goals in 40 games for Walsall

Walsall manager Dean Smith says Tom Bradshaw is not for sale, after rejecting a bidexternal-link for the in-form striker from League One rivals Swindon Town.

The 23-year-old, who extended his contract in June, was the Saddlers' top scorer last season and has already hit four goals in three games this term.

"We don't want to sell him and he wants to stay," Smith told BBC WM 95.6.

"Tom showed his intent by signing his new contract and, as far as I'm concerned, he's not for sale."

Walsall's first win out the way
The Saddlers' victory at Roots Hall was their first League One win of the new season. They did not win a league game until mid-September last term.

Bradshaw, who joined Walsall from Shrewsbury Town last summer, scored his first professional hat-trick in last week's League Cup win at Nottingham Forest.

And he followed that by scoring the first in Saturday's 2-0 win at Southend, as Smith's side continued their unbeaten start to the campaign.

"He led the line well, had good support, and took his goal really well," the Walsall boss said.

"Anyone who comes to watch us will see that it's not all about Tom Bradshaw though.

"It's a team game and Tom's very supportive of his team mates and he'll be the first to say they're doing him a lot of credit."

Dean Smith
Dean Smith took Walsall to Wembley for the first time in their history last season