Monday, 16 March 2020

@BescotBanter 9:00 am Monday, 16 March 2020
Walsall Set to Return to Training Despite Season Suspension

Walsall Set to Return to Training Despite Season Suspension

Despite the EFL, Premier League and Football Association recently suspending all professional football until at least early April, Walsall's first-team are still expected to return to training this week as manager Darrell Clarke is keen to keep fitness levels high.
The Saddlers were due to take on Macclesfield Town on Saturday afternoon but, as with all professional football in England, Scotland and Wales, the coronavirus pandemic has forced many players and squads into isolation as the world continues to battle with growing rates of infection.

The players trained as normal on Friday but were given the weekend of and are expected to report to the club's Essington Training Ground early in the week with gaffer Clarke believed to be against the idea of an extended break as he seeks to maintain both fitness and momentum ahead of a possible return to action.

With Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi already among those confirmed as suffering from the virus and several clubs also opting to self-isolate, the current suspension is likely to be extended giving the club further choices to make down the road.

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