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Anthony Forde. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Anthony Forde. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Anthony Forde. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

WOLVES have agreed to sell Ireland U21 cap Anthony Forde to League One side Walsall.

The Limerick-born player will be relieved to get away from Molinueux and hopes to use the move to kick-start a career which has slowed down in recent seasons after a very promising start.

"Anthony is on the brink of signing for Walsall. It's a great chance and good opportunity, they want to take him permanently and not on loan," said Wolves boss Kenny Jackett, who told the 20-year-old earlier this summer that he was not part of his plans at Wolves.

A key member of the Ireland U19 side which reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in July 2011, Forde broke into the Wolves side at the start of the following season, making his Premier League debut against Chelsea in November 2011 and Forde played six times in the Premier League that season.

But the Ballingarry lad failed to win a regular place in the side at Wolves and was later sent out on loan to Scunthorpe United.

Last season he made three league appearances for Wolves as they won the League One title.


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