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James Clarke pleased to see squad maturing

22 October 2020

Saddlers captain James Clarke believes that the side have found their maturity this season following a hard fought 1-1 draw against Bradford City, a result which extended the teams unbeaten run to 12 in League Two.

The Bantams have a particularly good home record with just one home league loss since November 2019 and Clarke believes that despite picking up a point on the road once again, it should have been all three.

“Bradford are a tough side,” said Clarke. “They're home form is very good, so it's always going to be hard to take a point here. 

“We feel that it should really have be all three but they're a very good team and a lot of hard work went into that performance, a lot of defensive work throughout the whole team. 

”In the end, it's good to come away with a point. 

"Last year we had quite a few younger players in the squad and I think they've all matured and they've learnt a lot from last season.

"It was a bit of a tough season last year and we've had to learn the hard way and dig ourselves out the hole we put ourselves in. 

"The boys have matured and that's showing. 

"If you want to compete in the league you need that confidence, that swagger that the gaffer talks about. 

"We have that in abundance now and it's just fine margins.”

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