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Pre-season friendlies update

12 July 2021

The Saddlers’ pre-season fixture against Leamington, scheduled for tomorrow evening, will now see an U18’s side face The Brakes.

Due to the continuing situation around COVID-19 and important home pre-season friendlies against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa on the immediate horizon, we have taken the precautionary measure to change the game from a personnel point of view.

This decision has been made to try and protect our preparations for the season as we build towards the season opener with Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, 7th August.

A small number of players and staff have received positive COVID test results or are having to self-isolate for 10 days and, as a result, we want to protect the remainder of the first-team group ahead of Saturday’s much-anticipated fixture with Crystal Palace and the remaining fixtures of our pre-season schedule, which includes home games with Aston Villa and WBA.

We thank Leamington for their understanding and have consulted with them throughout this process.

Sadly, as a result of this change, we will no longer be able to fulfil our fixtures against Worksop and Lichfield City, scheduled for this coming Thursday (15th) and Saturday (17th) respectively. Again, we have consulted with both clubs and we apologise and will look to rearrange these games in due course.

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