Mat Saddles up for Stockport loan
The forgotten man of Vicarage Road, Mat Sadler (remember him?), has joined League One strugglers Stockport County on loan until the end of the season.
The former Birmingham City left full back cost Watford a whopping 750k in 2008 but soon fell out of favour once Aidy Boothroyd was removed and Brendan Rodgers instated.
A drastic improvement on Jordan Stewart at left back, Sadler immediatly became the Hornet's first choice in the position, and continued at #3 into the 2008/2009 season. However, injury was his downfall and his fall from grace began when Malky was first appointed caretaker as Lloyd Doyley took over on the left.
The twenty-four year-old's last Hornet's appearance came on Boxing Day 2008, where he endured a torrid afternoon in a 4-2 defeat by Bristol City. Since then Sadler has been found featuring for the stiffs more often than not, and has only been included in two matchday squads this term, and that's only down to the new seven subs rule.
In total, Sadler has managed just 30 appearances in the Yellow shirt since his move two years ago. It has been touted that if Sadler were to play for the first team again former club Birmingham would be owed the next slice of his gross transfer fee. There has been no mention of whether Stockport have taken on his entire wage, but with their own financial problems it seems unlikely.
Good luck Mat!