Sonner makes Bescot exit
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 31-year-old's current deal was due to expire at the end of the season, after the Northern Ireland international made 28 appearances for The Saddlers since arriving last July.
The former Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City player's last match was the 2-1 defeat to Division One leaders Portsmouth on Saturday.
His recent recovery from an Achilles injury was not enough to persuade Saddlers boss Colin Lee to keep him and the veteran will hopefully move on to a new club in the summer.
"It came as a bit of a shock that I was going to get paid up, so I didn't really accept it at first," Sonner told the Express & Star.
"I would have loved to have helped the club out for the last six games because the lads and fans have been brilliant to me. The fact that I can't is a real disappointment.
"I was told I was going to be paid up two weeks before the Portsmouth match - and then asked to play in that game.
"If I hadn't taken the payment I don't think I would have played again this season.
"I decided to play against Portsmouth knowing it was going to be my last game for Walsall.
"I gave it my best shot and I don't think I let my team-mates or the fans down."
Meanwhile, Walsall have been taking a closer look at former Derby County trainee Carl Brown in a reserve match on Wednesday.
Reserve team boss Mick Halsall was impressed with what he saw from Brown, who played with the Saddlers' second string at left back.
"Carl did okay and we intend to take another look at him," Halsall told the club's official website.
"He is a player whom we looked at a couple of years ago when he was a scholar at Derby County, but since then he has had a spell playing in Spain, then went to Barry Town in the League of Wales and more recently turned out for Stafford Rangers."