Ibehre makes Saddlers switch
02 Jul 2008 - 10:55:17
Walsall manager Jimmy Mullen has been pleasantly surprised to get the opportunity to sign the Leyton Orient striker Jabo Ibehre.
The 25-year-old has penned a one-year deal with the Midlands side after scoring 41 goals in almost 250 appearances for the O's.
Mullen admitted to the club's official website: "It's nice to get a centre forward in.
"He's only 25 but has bags of experience. He's tall, powerful, quick and, more importantly, has an eye for goal.
"I didn't think that he'd become available but when he did we quickly went in for him. I believe that we can get even more out of him.
"He burst into the Leyton Orient first team at a very young age and the experience that he's had in that time will stand him in good stead for the challenge here.
"Our patience has been rewarded with this signing. Players don't want to be rushed into making decisions and hopefully we'll be able to add another three or four new faces in the days ahead."