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Clarke: "We have got to bounce back"

28 January 2020

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke is keen to see his side build on their positive home league results in 2020 and bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Carlisle United.

The Saddlers have won their last two home league games and will be looking for their third consecutive home success when they take on Morecambe this evening.

Clarke is looking for a response from Saturday’s defeat is looking to build some momentum at the Banks’s after picking up some positive results at home.

“It is something to build on but we have got to bounce back,” said Clarke.

“We have got to make sure we consistently get good positive results between now and the end of the season, the lads will know that.

“It will be important for their futures that we finish on a real good high. There is plenty of competition I think now for my players, as in players know now their roles and responsibilities and they know that there is somebody breathing down their neck so that is good for the football club and it is good for me.

“It’s good to have those problems. Players have got to be under pressure to perform between now and the end of the season.”

Morecambe will also be desperate to pick up three points in their battle to stay in the EFL.

While the two teams are separated by 10 places in League Two, Clarke is still expecting a close game.

“Morecambe don’t travel well but like we have said, there is nothing in the division,” he commented.

 “I am looking forward to Tuesday but I am also looking forward to playing some of the top teams as well. I’m looking forward to all the games between now and the end of the season and picking up as many points as possible.

“Derek Adams is a very experienced manager, he got Plymouth promoted out of this division and they will be a very tough nut to crack and we expect nothing but a tough game so we will go away and dust ourselves down and then we will try and pick up the three points tonight.”


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