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Clarke pleased to see Saddlers playing on the front foot

9 March 2020

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has been pleased with see his team’s attacking prowess in recent weeks having seen his side score eight goals in their last three matches.

The Saddlers recorded an impressive 3-1 victory against promotion chasing Exeter City on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten run to five.

Clarke felt his team were full value for their victory over the Grecians and has been happy with how is team is performing going forward.

“We’re having more of those spells in games where we’re on the front foot, the football is a bit more fluid but that doesn’t happen overnight,” he said.

“It’s about relationships on pitches and players who have an understanding over a period of time.

“It’s an ongoing project this football club and I’m sure the fans are bored of me saying that but I’m hoping they can see one or two bits over the second-half of the season, so far, that they can be pleased with.

“I thought it was a good performance but at half-time we could have been out of sight to be honest.

“We were really on the front foot and we know teams like Exeter are going to come back at us, which they did.

“They scored with their first real opportunity of the game.

“They’ll feel a little bit aggrieved and unfortunate for the set piece (goal) that wasn’t.

“I understand that, but for me I feel that the better team won on the day.

“I thought my lads put in a good performance so I’m pleased with them.”

The Saddlers have improved their form at the Banks’s Stadium. They have won four of their last seven home league games. 

Clarke has been pleased with the upturn 

"We have to keep working, but we're pleased.

"We're pleased the fans are getting behind us and we thank them for the support again - we just know there's a hell of a lot of work to be done.

"Trying to get this football club back to where it was before.”


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