League One side Walsall have signed up former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Dunn. The move for the 30 year old is a slightly surprising one, given he was released by National League side Wrexham at the end of last season, having spent the last two seasons playing outside the Football League, where he made 55 appearances.
Dunn has signed a one year contract with the Saddlers, and will compete with Liam Roberts for a starting point in their side. Prior to his stay in North Wales he'd spent two years with Cambridge United, making 64 appearances at League Two level, where again he was released at the end of his contract.
His time with the Glovers dates back to the 2013-14 season, when Gary Johnson brought him in at the start of the club's Championship season, as a back-up to Marek Stech, having previously worked with him at Northampton Town. He made eight appearances for the club during that season, with Stech only making way as a result of injuries, with Dunn dropping back to the bench as soon as the Czech Republic player was fit again. There was a feeling that Dunn had expected a bit more than that, when he turned down the offer of an extension with the club, to sign for Cambridge in the summer of 2014.
The connection with Walsall comes through boss Dean Keates who was Dunn's boss at Wrexham until March 2018 along with goalkeeping coach Michael Oakes. Under Keates, the keeper helped the Welshmen keep 15 clean sheets - a club record - and Dunn has said he is looking forward to that reunion:
"I'm really excited to get underway and I'm looking forward to the season. It's a great opportunity for me. I'm looking forward to working with the gaffer and Michael Oakes again. That was a big pull to come here and also to get back in the league, which is where I want to be. It was brilliant working with them and we enjoyed a decent season last year defensively. We kept a lot of clean sheets and had the best defensive record."
Link: Chris Dunn : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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