Stuart Sinclair: Walsall will miss Marcus Stewart
Stuart Sinclair insists the loss of Marcus Stewart as Walsall assistant manager will be a ‘huge miss’ for the club.
The former Premier League striker joined the Saddlers in the summer, alongside manager Darrell Clarke, who he worked under while at Bristol Rovers.
Stewart continued to travel to and from Bristol for his role at the Banks’s Stadium and chose to leave his post on May 1 to spend more time with his family.
Sinclair, who also joined Walsall from Rovers last summer – after his contract at the League One club expired – believes losing Stewart will also be ‘tough’ for manager Clarke.
“It’s a huge miss, but that was between him and the gaffer,” he said.
“Stewy had things going on and it’s one of those things – he’ll be a huge miss and it will be tough to replace him.
“He’s a been a huge part of Walsall football club and his relationship with the gaffer has been long standing, so that will also be tough for him.
“I’m sure the gaffer will take stock and do what he needs to do for the football club.
“I’m looking forward to whoever steps in or how the dynamic might change for training, that will be interesting no doubt.”
As fellow assistant manager Brian Dutton is still with the club, Walsall are waiting for the status of the current League Two season to be resolved before deciding whether to replace Stewart.