Walsall: Adam and James Chambers sign new deals

Twins Adam and James Chambers have both signed new contracts with League One club Walsall.

Midfielder Adam, who arrived at the Bescot Stadium in 2011, has signed on for another two seasons.

Which Chambers is which?

James Chambers

  • Played 78 games for West Brom before leaving for Watford, initially on loan, in August 2004.
  • Has since played for Leicester, Cardiff and Doncaster, clocking up 346 career appearances - 10 less than his brother.
  • Joined Walsall in August 2012 after initially arriving on trial, playing 23 times last term

Adam Chambers

  • Played 70 games in six seasons at Albion before departing, after three months on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, for Kidderminster in March 2005.
  • Following Harriers' relegation from the Football League, he spent a year sidelined by injury before five seasons at Leyton Orient, where Dean Smith was assistant manager.
  • Rejoined Smith at Walsall in the summer of 2011, since when he has played 77 games.

Defender James, who arrived on the eve of last season, has committed to another year.

Walsall boss Dean Smith was pleased to tie up the two 32-year-olds, admitting: "They are fantastic professionals and good people to have around the place."

Smith, who first worked with Adam in his time as assistant manager to Martin Ling at Leyton Orient, added: "I've known him a long time.

"He has proved to be an invaluable member of the team both on and off the field since he arrived here two years ago. He plays a key role in the middle of the park.

"To secure his services for another two years is a real boost to us.

"James came in at the start of last season looking to prove himself and he has certainly done that.

"He worked his way into the team and showed us what he can do in both full-back positions.

"Like his brother, he is a role-model for the younger lads and his experience will prove vital to us."

The two brothers started their career together with West Bromwich Albion, signing professional forms at The Hawthorns in 1999.