Anthony Forde swaps Wolverhampton Wanderers for Walsall

Chelsea's English defender Ashley Cole (R) vies for the ball with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Irish midfielder Anthony Forde (L) during the English Premier League football match on November 26, 2011
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Anthony Forde leaves Wolverhampton Wanderers for nearby club Walsall on a two-year contract.

Walsall have completed the signing of Anthony Forde from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 20-year-old has signed a two-year contract after the two Midlands clubs agreed on an undisclosed fee.

Walsall manager Dean Smith suggested that Forde has plenty to prove.

He told the club website: "He has plenty of potential but at the same time he realises that is only a word and he has a willingness to prove himself here.

"He's a good character with plenty of quality and I am delighted to be able to bring him in."

Forde, who will wear the number 27 shirt for the Saddlers, isn't eligible to play in the Capital One Cup tie against Southend United tonight, but could make his debut on Saturday against Bradford City.

Wolves' Anthony Forde in action against Northampton on August 30, 2013
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