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Saddlers Allow Duo To Remain With Pics

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Evo-Stik League Premier club Rushall Olympic have been handed a boost with the news that SkyBet League One neighbours Walsall have agreed to extend the loan of emerging youngsters Milan Butterfield and Jordon Sangha for the remainder of the season.

The duo arrived at the Pics in October and have progressed well under their wing.

The Saddlers will have a 24-hour recall clause should their services be required at Banks’s Stadium.

Butterfield is a talented Bermudian midfielder who became Walsall’s first signing of the summer 2016 transfer window.

He has the ability to spot a pass early, a good first touch, and a great engine and was recommended to the club by former Saddlers’ striker and fellow countryman, Kyle Lightbourne.

Standing at 6’4”, he earned a one-year deal following a successful trial spell.

He then spent the 2016/17 campaign with the development squad, helping them win the Central League North West Division and Walsall Senior Cup.

After penning a new deal with Walsall during the summer of 2017, he spent a month in the Vanarama National League North with Leamington at the start of the current campaign before making the switch to Dales Lane.

Meanwhile, Sangha is a product of the academy system at Banks’s Stadium, where he signed his first professional contract with The Saddlers in February 2016.

Born in West Bromwich, the talented midfield man has been on Walsall’s books since the age of eight and has played at every youth age level, from the under-9s through to the under-16s.

He was named Walsall’s apprentice of the season in 2015/16 and had a brief loan spell with AFC Telford United in September 2016.

He made his first-team debut for the Saddlers as a substitute in the 1-0 Checkatrade Trophy victory at Leicester under-21s in November 2016 and in March 2017 he put pen-to-paper on a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2019.

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