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Walsall door still open for absent duo

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Darrell Clarke has kept the door open for George Dobson and Morgan Ferrier, despite neither joining up with Walsall's squad for their pre-season training camp.

Morgan Ferrier and George Dobson

The Saddlers began their week in Poland with a training session yesterday, having landed in the country on Sunday.

But neither midfielder Dobson or striker Ferrier were with them.

"I chatted to both of them before and told them they weren't in the 22-man travelling squad – we'll review that when we get back," said Clarke. "The players know there were bids that obviously weren't acceptable for the club and turned down.

"They've both shown a desire they would like to move on and that's where we stand – but things can obviously change quickly in football and we'll review it when we get back and see where we're at.

"They've been working hard with the youth team this week.

"I haven't had a problem with the boys' attitude, they haven't given me an ounce of problem.

"Morgan is very, very lively – he just needs a slap a few times, but that's Morgan Ferrier for you – and Dobbo is a model pro, so there are no problems there.

"But we want players that want to play for Walsall – they might have changed their opinion when I get back and will be keen to be part of this group."

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