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Clarke: The health of everyone has got to be the focus

26 March 2020

Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has urged Saddlers fans to continue following government guidelines and to support the NHS as much as possible.

The nation will come together at 8pm tonight to applaud the NHS for all their hard work during the Coronavirus crisis.

Whilst he admitted that he is missing the game, Clarke insists football is insignificant at this moment in time and is keen for everyone to focus on everyone’s health and safety.

“I am missing it but it’s selfish to think like that because there are a lot of people dying in the world and there are a lot of people who are very ill,” said Clarke.

“We all miss our football but the main thing is the safety of everybody. We need to make sure we are giving as much support to the NHS as possible. I think something like this can really bring a country together.

“There are a few people being selfish at the minute and not doing what the Government wants them to do but we’ve got to have saving people’s lives at the forefront of our mind. The health of everyone is so important at the minute and that has got to be the focus. Football will restart, we can’t wait for it to restart but we want to make sure everyone is fit and healthy first and foremost.”

The Banks’s Stadium is now closed to general public however you can still get in touch with reception by calling 01922 622 791 or emailing You can also visit our e-ticketing site.

You can also reach the Ticket Office by calling 01922 651 416 or by emailing while the Club Shop can be contacted on 01922 651 410, via email on or visit

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