WALSALL manager Darrell Clarke admits he was left bored by his side's drab 0-0 draw with Colchester United.

There was little in the way of entertainment throughout the 90 minutes, as the two sides cancelled each other out following an uninspiring affair at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Clarke said: “It was a boring game, let’s not beat around the bush.

“It was two teams cancelling each other out with not enough good forward play on show.

“I was bored a little bit to be honest with you.

“If you’ve had a better start you take it as a positive point.

“The points total that we’ve had hasn’t been great and some of the performances have been better than the points total in previous games.

“It was a dull 0-0 and creativity was an issue for both teams.

“We didn’t break the line enough but the effort, desire and commitment was there for all to be seen, as it has for all seven games this season.

“I just think it’s the final quality with the final ball and the final decision making – we went backwards too many times today for me.

“It’s disappointing because they're showing me a lot more in training with their forward thinking play than in games and that's difficult as a manager.

"We have to do a lot more going forward.

"But I didn’t really enjoy the game, to be honest.”

The goal-less draw was Walsall's second in a row and they have now kept four clean sheets, this season.

Former Bristol Rovers boss Clarke added: "We changed things during the game - I'm searching and I want to win the game.

"We were digging in and I'm not critical of my players for the effort.

"But I was bored with our forward play and as a manager then, you want to mix things around and change a few formations to get a kick start somewhere along the lines.

"As it happens, it didn't happen and it ended up a dull 0-0."