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Darrell Clarke: Walsall will not be cannon fodder in transfer window

Walsall manager Darrell Clarke insists the club will not be ‘cannon fodder’ and allow star players to leave cheaply before the transfer window slams shut.

Darrell Clarke
Darrell Clarke

The Saddlers have made a strong start to the 2020/21 campaign, performing well in both the cup competitions and League Two.

Walsall are unlikely to do any more business, Clarke says, as the domestic transfer window shuts on October 16.

Clarke has previously stated that he would not be surprised to see clubs interested in goalkeeper Liam Roberts and when asked how important he is to the team, he said: “He’s growing and he got us a point (against Forest Green).

“Maik Taylor is doing tremendous work with him and we’ll keep trying to improve Liam, as well as all our players.

“We certainly don’t want to be losing players but we are Walsall, this is no disrespect, even at the top clubs every player has a price.

“I certainly also know my chairman and I know we’re struggling financially, but we won’t be easy cannon fodder.

“Certainly people won’t be picking our players up for nothing, let’s put it that way.”

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