Sunday, 15 March 2020

@BescotBanter 12:00 pm Sunday, 15 March 2020
Loan Watch: Saturday, 14th March 2020

Loan Watch: Saturday, 14th March 2020

Here we take our regular look at how the Saddlers' fringe players are doing as they look to force their way into the club's first-team plans.
Saddlers manager Darrell Clarke has opted to loan out experienced midfielder Gary Liddle and unproven striker Mitchel Candlin as they look to secure some much-needed first-team football.

With the current coronavirus pandemic continuing to sweep the world much of the football, both professional and amateur was called off with the EFL, Premier League and FA looking to return to action in early April.

Tom Leak and Joe Willis have now returned to the club following the end of his loan spell with BetVictor Southern League Premier Division South outfit Salisbury, with the pair likely to go back out of and when the season gets back underway.

Mitchel Candlin remains with BetVictor Southern League Premier Division Central side Alvechurch but was not in action and is likely to return to the Saddlers for the foreseeable future.

Gary Liddle was the only Saddler in action on Saturday afternoon and retained his place in Hartlepool United's team as they made the trip to Gander Green Lane and faced Sutton United in the Vanarama National League.

The match ended all-square as midfielder Gavan Holohan celebrated his recent new deal as he levelled the scores - bagging his ninth goal of the season - cancelling out Isaac Olaofe’s opener and secured a welcome awayday point for the Pools in what may be their last game for quite some time.

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