Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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Clarke Welcomes Walsall's Awayday Point Following Difficult Evening in South Wales

10:00 am Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken following the Saddlers' goalless draw with Newport County and praised his side for their resilient performance on a difficult playing surface in south Wales.
With 188 Saddlers fans making the trip to Rodney Parade their side failed to register a single shot on target as they secured an awayday point as well as another clean-sheet, taking goalkeeper Liam Roberts to thirteen for the season.

As the match was played on a wet and muddy pitch, manager Clarke admitted the match was far from a classic but welcomed a fourth point in two games as his team begin to look ahead to Saturday's clash with Northampton Town.

Speaking to the assembled media, Darrell said; "It was an absolute classic and I can’t wait to watch it back. We knew what it would be like coming here, a difficult surface on a difficult windy day.

"I picked a team to get us a good result, a strong resilient team. I thought there was a couple of moments in that first half where we could have looked after the final pass. We were in a few times but it’s a tough place to play.

"It wasn’t a classic but it’s four points in two away games, which is something positive to build on. It's a different game with a different project and I knew we'd have to defend a lot of balls coming into our box through long throws, corners and set-plays."

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