Merson not bemoaning sale
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walsall boss Paul Merson says Matty Fryatt's sale to Leicester City has not upset him.Walsall player-manager Paul Merson says he is not going to moan about the sale of striker Matty Fryatt to Leicester City.
The England youth international sealed his switch to The Foxes in a deal thought to be worth £500,000 to The Saddlers.
The 19-year-old's departure from The Bescot Stadium was one of several comings and goings occurring at the Black Country club during the January transfer window.
Merson has also let to Jonny Harkness leave by mutual consent, while Julian Bennett has joined hometown club Nottingham Forest.
Steve Staunton is also being tipped to leave Walsall to become Brian Kerr's successor as Republic of Ireland manager.
In return, the former England midfielder has brought in some new faces in the form of Mads Timm (Manchester United), Michael Leary (Luton Town) and Grant Smith (Bristol City) on loan.
"That's football, you know," Merson told Sky Sports News of Fryatt's departure. "That's the way it is.
"I know the job. I knew the job when I took it over, I'm not going to sit and moan.
"I haven't got a problem with it. It's one of them things that I have to get on with and we have to work with what we've got and what we can try and bring in, but that's the way it is.
"If it was the case where I was going to get all the (transfer) money, then I don't see the point in selling Matty Fryatt, to be fair."
Merson added that more player movement in and out of Walsall will continue before the end of the month.
"About six or seven have gone out, and hopefully five or six will come in - at least four will come in," he said.
"They'd have to go some distance to be a more weirder character than me, to be fair.
"As long as they enjoy playing football, that's all that worries me."