Walsall sign Millwall midfielder Marc Laird on loan

Marc Laird
Laird has previously had loan spells at Brentford, Port Vale and Northampton

League One side Walsall have signed Millwall midfielder Marc Laird on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old Scot, who started his career at Manchester City, joined the Lions in 2008 on a free transfer.

He signed a one-year contract extension in June but was loaned out to Brentford in January after struggling for a first-team place.

Millwall will have a 24-hour recall clause which can be activated after 28 days have passed.

Walsall boss Dean Smith told the club websiteexternal-link: "Marc is a player I've been aware of since his days as a youngster at Manchester City.

"He has always impressed me and when I saw him play for Brentford earlier this year, he once more put in an impressive performance.

"He's an energetic, box-to-box midfielder who will be a welcome addition to our squad."

Subject to clearance, Laird could make his Saddlers debut in their game against MK Dons on Friday.