Former Everton defender Anthony Gerrard has set his sights on
making a promotion push with his new club Walsall in season
The youngster was released by Blues Boss David Moyes at the
beginning of the week and Saddlers manager Paul Merson wasted no
time in securing his signature.
Gerrard had spent the previous few months on loan at the Bescot
Stadium, making eight appearances which coincide with a reverse in
fortunes for the League One side.
Gerrard said: "I am pleased to have signed the deal and
can't wait for the new season to come around. I have a good
rapport with everyone at the club and the fans in particular really
helped me to settle in.
"Walsall made me a good offer and once I knew I would be
leaving Everton, this is where I wanted to come. It is a really
friendly club and the people here have helped me to settle in
"Working with Paul Merson is obviously a key factor as
well. He is a good manager who I get on with very well and I have
learned a lot from him already."
He added: "Hopefully we can push on and make a go of it
next season. We ended the campaign very strongly and it has given
us a good platform to build upon."