WALSALL SHRUG OFF TOM SUITORS
TOM BRADSHAW plundered 20 goals last season and already has a hat-trick to his name this term – so it is no surprise that he has a number of suitors.
But Walsall boss Dean Smith is adamant it will take a head-turning bid for the striker to leave the club.
The Saddlers reportedly turned down a bid from League One rivals Swindon this week and, with Bradshaw having signed a contract extension until 2017 back in June, they are under no pressure to sell.
“I think the club have shown their intent by getting Tom to sign a new contract and I think Tom has shown his as well,” said Smith.
“We are at that stage now where if anyone comes in for Tom then it is going to take a hell of a lot of money, because it would take a hell of a lot of money to replace him.”
Bradshaw will have to go some to better last year’s impressive 20-goal haul for the Saddlers. But after the striker notched a classy hattrick in the 4-3 Capital One Cup victory over Nottingham Forest, Smith is convinced that his star man can do just that.
He added: “I believe Tom will go on and surpass his goal-scoring record from last season, because I think he is a much better player, which is saying a lot.”
GOALS: Tom Bradshaw