Date: 5th October 2019 at 7:10pm
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Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has apologised to Saddlers fans this evening after our dismal defeat to Salford.

Speaking after the game Clarke said

“I apologise to the home supporters who came in their numbers and got behind the team again.

“We haven’t performed in front of our home fans and that’s got to change.”

Clarke later conceded that one player in particular didn’t turn up and he deemed his performance not good enough but refused to mention names.

“We were sloppy in possession, we were playing with ten men at times as someone had a nightmare. I won’t name any names but I’ve let him know my feelings. Not good enough.”

In his first real rant since taking over as Walsall manager, Clarke states that this squad is far from a promotion challenging side and that he needs a few windows to sort it out.

“We are nowhere near, nowhere near a top 7 League 2 side. It’s going to take time, it’s going to take a few windows to get there”

Clarke did give praise to one player though – Alfie Bates stating he was the only player who could come out of today’s game with a pat on the back after taking the game by the “scruff of the neck”.

Clarke remains adamant that he will bring success to Walsall and players who fall by the wayside won’t be around for too long.