Stoke City have allowed centre-back Andrew Davies to join Walsall for a one-month loan spell.The 25-year old has played no first-team football since ending his loan at Sheffield United last November. [LNB]The former England under-21 defender has had spells at Middlesbrough and Southampton, but his career has been plagued by serious injuries. [LNB]"I'm really pleased to be here and have the opportunity to play matches," Davies told the club's website. [LNB]"It's been a long, hard time on the sidelines at Stoke, so to get the chance of regular action here is something that I'm looking forward to.[LNB] I'd describe myself as an old-school, no-nonsense centre-back Andrew Davies "I'd like to think I can put my higher level experience to good use here straight away and make a difference." [LNB]Davies will come straight into contention for the Saddlers' home game with Exeter City on Saturday, assuming he receives Premier League clearance. [LNB]"I'd describe myself as an old-school, no-nonsense centre-back who likes to get stuck in and make his mark," he noted. [LNB]"I've spoken to a few people about the club and I have had some very positive feedback. The training ground and facilities here are fantastic."