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All to play for insists Walsall boss Clarke

11 December 2020

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke insists there is plenty to play for and is hoping his side can build on their fine victory against Tranmere Rovers and put a run of results together.

The Saddlers take on Bolton Wanderers at the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday as they prepare to play three matches in seven days.

With the traditionally busy Christmas period just around the corner, Clarke is taking it one game at a time given that there are still so many points up for grabs.

“We’ve still got 30 games and 90 points to play for,” said Clarke.

“You’ve seen in this league and most divisions are pretty tight.

“Any consecutive run of a few wins gets you right back in the picture of where we want to be but you take each game as it comes, it’s going to be a busy period, it always is around the Christmas period but then you look after Christmas and it normally settles down but it’s not going to settle down this year.

“There are 20/21 weeks left of the season with 30 games to play so we’ll be trying to win the next game and if we don’t, we’ll try and win the one after that and see where we finish.”

Bolton will be looking to avenge their 6-3 defeat to Port Vale last weekend when they take on the Saddlers.

Clarke feels the Trotters have plenty of experience in their squad and expects a difficult test.

“They’ve got experience in there – Sarcevic, Doyle, Santos at the back and Gilks in goal,” Clarke commented.

 “They’ve got a lot of experience and a mixture of younger players which will probably be the balance of most squads in League Two but the name’s a big name in League Two. A team that was formerly a Premier League club that is fighting hard to get back up the pyramid.”

The Saddlers now turn their attention to Saturday’s match against Bolton Wanderers.

You can watch the game live on iFollow by purchasing a match pass here.


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