Defender Peter Clarke believes that if everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet in the 2022/23 season then the Saddlers can have a positive campaign both on the pitch and off it.
The 40-year-old became Michael Flynn’s third signing off the summer following the previous arrivals of Liam Gordon and Oisin McEntee.
Having spoken to individuals who have previously played for the Club, Clarke reveals they all spoke very highly of the Saddlers and expressed that that was something that really appealed to him prior to putting pen-to-paper on a one-year deal.
“I have played with certain individuals that have been here and I have spoken to one or two of them and they have all spoken very highly of the Club,” Clarke said.
“That was certainly something that appealed to me.
“They all said there is great support here, there is a great fanbase and the people of the town really care about the Club being successful.
“I think for any football club, it is imperative that everyone is pulling in the same direction, the players, the staff at the Club and if everyone is pulling in the same direction and singing off the same hymn sheet as such then it gives everyone the best possible chance of succeeding and progressing.
“I think any individual has aims. Mine are for the collective of course but I think every player needs their own motivation, their own aims and their own targets and I have them.
“At the beginning of every season they are exactly the same and like I have said, it is to be as fit as I possibly can be, to be available for selection as often as can be and to be selected to give my everything for the team and the greater good.
“Ultimately if we are all successful as a group then that transpires down into each and every individual as well.”