Date: 27th June 2019 at 12:11pm
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Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has said he will not be rushed or panicked into making new signings.

The Saddlers boss has already added James Clarke, Stuart Sinclair, James Hardy and Elijah Adebayo to his squad but he says he will only sign players he believes are right for the club and not make panic signings to fill the gaps.

Speaking to the Express and Star, Clarke said

“This can’t be rushed. If you miss out on certain targets that does not mean you become lazy and go for someone who might not be quite right.”

“A bit of patience is needed. The window shuts at the end of August. Obviously it is important we get a lot of the squad sorted. But we also want to leave a bit of money in the kitty as well for rainy days come the end of August and seeing how we start.”

Clarke knows that he needs to make additions to his squad but says he has until the end of August to get the side he needs.

“It will be building nicely as we go along. I have been there, seen it and done it.”

“There are different reasons and circumstances why it takes a bit of time for the squad to be built up.”

“But it is not a problem. I have seen most things in football now.”

From past seasons Clarke has used the loan market very well and will hopefully have more success in that market than his predecessors Jon Whitney and Dean Keates had.

I think it is fair to say that Clarke is saying all the right things as we head into the first week of July. I don’t envisage we will be in a bad position like previous summers. He knows what he needs and I am sure we will get them players.

Former Wolves players Jon Flatt and Liam McAlinden are currently on trial with the Saddlers.

The Saddlers play our first pre-season friendly at Alfreton Town a week on Saturday.