FORMER Stourbridge defender Dan Scarr has signed for Walsall from Birmingham City.

The centre-back has arrived at the Banks's Stadium on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old helped Wycombe win promotion from League Two last term when on-loan from St Andrew's and has now become the Saddlers’ fifth January signing.

Scarr earned his move to Blues after starring in the Glassboys' historic run to the FA Cup third round in January 2017.

“I’m happy to get it done and over the line and I can’t wait to start playing now,” said Scarr.

“I’m the sort of defender who will go and attack everything and be dominant in the air. I will try to organise the backline and throw my body at everything because it means something.

“I like to call myself a no-nonsense defender because defending comes first. I like to try and play when I can to try and set the team on counter-attacks.

“Hopefully, I can add a winning mentality and help the side pick up a few good results, keep some clean sheets and work our way back up the table.”

Walsall boss Dean Keates added: “Dan will be a great addition to the squad. He’s someone we had a look at in the first window but he wasn’t available at the time.

“He’s come from non-league football and earned the right to get a move to the Blues. He had a good loan period last season at Wycombe and wants to progress his career, get out and get playing.

“He’s at the point now where he wants to play week in, week out and establish himself in the first team. He’s desperate to get playing.”

The defender started out in non-league with Worcester and also played for Causeway and Redditch before moving to the War Memorial Ground.

Stourbridge are now reviewing the terms of the original transfer to see if they'd be eligible for a sell-on fee from the move. 

After 60 appearances in two years at Amblecote, Scarr signed for Birmingham in January 2017 and made his Blues debut in their Carabao Cup match against Reading last August.

He spent last season on loan at Wycombe, scoring one goal in 26 matches as the Chairboys finished third and gained promotion to League One.

Subject to necessary clearance, Scarr will be eligible for tomorrow's League One match at Plymouth.