Darrell Clarke Pleased as Walsall Defeat Odra Opole Darrell Clarke Pleased as Walsall Defeat Odra Opole

Darrell Clarke Pleased as Walsall Defeat Odra Opole

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken following Tuesday morning's pre-season friendly victory over Polish second-tier side OKS Odra Opole and praised his side as they earned their second victory in three days.
Clarke, who watched as summer signing Jack Kiersey slotted home thirty-two minutes into the first half to secure a win for his travelling side, was pleased with the workout as the Saddlers enjoyed day two of their Polish pre-season Training Camp.

The Saddlers, who will face Notts County in their fifth pre-season outing of the summer next weekend, enjoyed plenty of possession against Odra Opole as they built upon Saturday's victory over Nuneaton Borough and added more much-needed match minutes whilst.

Clarke, who has overseen a complete squad overhaul since replacing Dean Keates earlier this year, praised his squad for being able to adapt as they faced previously unknown opposition just a couple of days after their most recent outing.

Speaking via the Express & Star's Walsall correspondent Joseph Masi, Darrell said; "It was another good work out for the boys. It’s been an intense couple of days.

"It was a different type of opposition but it was a good game and I felt we deserved to win it. The shape looked good at times and we got a great goal from Jack Kiersey which was pleasing.

"We didn’t know too much about them. We knew they were a full-time team in the Polish second division so it was always going to be a difficult challenge, they were quite a physical team as well.

"They moved the ball quite well. But I was pleased with our discipline and shape. It’s nice to have a game over here and win. They moved the ball well.

"It tends to be that way with foreign teams, they try and move the ball out from the back - pretty similar to our Premier League and Championship. But we shaped up really well without the ball and counter-attacked when we needed to."
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