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Former Wrexham keeper Chris Dunne joins Walsall

Walsall manager Dean Keates has returned to his former club to sign goalkeeper Chris Dunne.

Dunne played under Keates at Wrexham last season joins Walsall after being released by the National League club this summer.

The 30-year-old, who kept an impressive  club record15 clean sheets in 30 National League appearances during the last campaign, has put pen to paper on a one-year-deal at the Bescot Stadium.

Dunne began his career with Northampton, where he made over 100 first-team appearances. Spells with Coventry, Yeovil and Cambridge followed before the shot-stopper made the move to Wales last summer.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the new Walsall keeper said. “I’m really excited to get underway and I’m looking forward to the season,” said Dunn, who worked under Saddlers boss Dean Keates and goalkeeping coach Michael Oakes at Wrexham.

“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.

“I’ve played throughout the leagues and I’m hardworking, a good pro. I’ll be looking to bring a bit of experience to the goalkeeping department.”

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