Wednesday, 13 May 2020


Darrell Clarke Seeking Clarity For His Players as EFL Prepare to Curtail the Campaign

Darrell Clarke Seeking Clarity For His Players as EFL Prepare to Curtail the Campaign

As officials from clubs throughout the EFL are due to meet to discuss the fate of the 2019/20 campaign, Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken to the local press and called for a decision to be made as soon as possible in order to limit the affect on player’s livelihoods.
With football and the wider sporting world currently on the back burner, recent reports pointed to a decision on the future of the season coming this week with the campaigns in League One and League Two likely to be curtailed.

It is believed that, after a vote between club officials has taken place, the EFL will then use a weighted points-per-game system to decide where each team will finish their season before allowing top-placed teams to be promoted with their foot-of-the-table counter parts moving in the opposite direction.

Although Clarke insists the health and safety of his players and staff is paramount, he retains the belief that players at in League Two will want to compete on the pitch and not have their season decided on a computer screen.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Darrell said; "The goalposts are moving and the chairman has mentioned that there should be clarity within a couple weeks.

"Footballers want to play football, this is livelihoods we’re talking about. 
These aren’t million pound players, this is their trade, they have to get out on the grass.

"Health and safety is paramount but I’m sure if you give the option to a lot of lower league footballers who have contracts up at the end of June and don’t know where the next pay cheque is coming from, they’re going to want to play. These are the decisions that need to be made."

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