Darrell Clarke wants clarity for Walsall players

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has called for a decision on the current League Two season to be made sooner rather than later to limit the affect on player’s livelihoods.

Darrell Clarke
Darrell Clarke

With football suspended indefinitely, reports have suggested that a decision on the future of the division could come this week, with the season unlikely to conclude on the pitch.

Although Clarke believes health and safety is paramount, he insists that players at this level will want to compete.

“The goalposts are moving and the chairman has mentioned that there should be clarity within a couple weeks,” he said.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Saddlers have announced that their deal with kit manufacturer Errea has been extended for a further three years.

The Italian company has provided the last three Saddlers kits and will continue to do so until 2023.

The deal includes the club’s training kit and a range of products in the club shop.

Walsall secretary Dan Mole has revealed that the 2020/21 kit is currently being manufactured.

“We’ve enjoyed three fantastic years with Errea and are delighted to be extending our relationship,” he said.

“We have built up an excellent rapport with the team in Italy and we are excited as to what the future has in store.

“Our new 2020/21 kit is being manufactured as we speak and we feel sure that our supporters will appreciate the slick design which also gives a nod to our proud history.”

Michael Craddock, Global Partnerships Manager at Errea added: “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with Walsall for another three years.”

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