Butler happy with deal
Walsall captain Andy Butler has expressed his delight after signing a new two-year contract with the club.
Last Updated: 13/05/11 2:55pm
Walsall captain Andy Butler has expressed his delight after signing a new two-year contract with the League One club.
Skysports.com revealed earlier on Friday that Butler was poised to resolve his future after impressing since his arrival at the club last November.
The centre-back was instrumental in the Saddlers' successful battle against relegation and is now eager to build on the exploits of this season.
Butler, who made 32 appearances, said: "It's great to have my future sorted out. I've loved every minute of my time at Walsall. The fans took to me straight away and to captain the side has been a real honour.
"Next season is all about kicking on and taking the club forward and I'm delighted that I'll be here to play a part in that."
Manager Dean Smith added: "I'm really pleased that Andy sees his future here at Walsall.
"He's a very popular figure both amongst the fans and in the dressing room. He leads by example and is a player with great ability and an attitude to match.
"I was very keen to seal his long-term future so to do so less than a week after the season has finished is very pleasing. I'm looking forward to him captaining the team again next season."