Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Darrell Clarke In 'No Rush to Bring New Players In'

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken to the local press and refused to confirm which playing positions he feels will require improvement over pre-season, with the gaffer keen to take a look at his current squad before venturing into the transfer market.
Clarke had already admitted that he is likely to concentrate his recruitment efforts on the loan market this summer with the gaffer also happy to welcome some of last season's loanees back to the Banks's if their clubs are willing to make that happen.

When asked about which positions he feels require improvement, 42-year-old Clarke, who was speaking the Express & Star's Walsall correspondent Liam Keen, insisted it was too early for those sort of things with the Mansfield-born manager keen to see his players back on the training pitches before deciding where to add strength.

The former Salisbury and Bristol Rovers boss also emphasised the lack of financial strength before admitting he already has an idea of where his squad will need to improve but we'll have to bide our time as the season start date is yet to be confirmed.

Darrell said; "I’m not going to emphasise positions as things stand. I’ll be working with the players that are contracted and some of the young players.

"In the pre-season programme I might look at one or two trialists as well. There’ll certainly be no rush to bring players in. It’s still the unknown so I don’t really want to say too much on it.

"We don’t know when we’re playing in front of crowds yet, so budgets will be set further down the line. Obviously I know in the back of my mind the areas of the pitch that I want to strengthen in, but I’ll keep them under my hat until we’re back in flow."

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