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Clarke insists cups will be taken seriously

13 August 2019

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke insists his team will be taking the cup competitions seriously this season.

The Saddlers take on Crawley Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup at the Banks’s Stadium tonight as they look to continue their positive start to the campaign.

Clarke also suggested there could a couple of changes but was keen to stress the importance of tonight’s match.

“It’s a cup competition and we want to do well in the cups,” said Clarke.

“They are a good source of revenue and every bit we get into this football club helps so we will take them seriously.

“We may freshen one or two things up because we have got a big load now.

“We have got to be careful with one or two because we are still bedding them in.

“Some players are still catching up on fitness levels but we are looking forward to it.

“I’ll say it now, I don’t think we’re going to win the cup but we’ll have a good go at getting as far as we can in it.”

Clarke has been pleased with how things have gone for the Saddlers so far this season.

He’s happy with how the lads are gelling and is keen build on the team’s early season momentum ahead of a busy run of games.

 “I think we’ve built a decent enough squad on a very reasonable budget,” he commented.

“There’s money in the pot for a rainy day as well. If you look where we’ve come as a club in such a short space of time, I think it’s been really positive.

“The lads in there are gelling nicely but we want to keep getting better and the demands never go away from me. We have got a little bit of momentum now, we are unbeaten in two, so let’s take it into the next game and see where we go.

“As long as players are learning and being professional every single day, I’ll be a happy man.”

 

 


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