After discovering his greatest kind on the finish of final season, earlier than it was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 22-year-old striker continued the place he left off this 12 months.
Regardless of getting used sparingly within the cups, he has began each of Walsall’s league video games thus far, scoring the one objective of the sport within the 1-Zero win over Grimsby.
For Clarke, it’s a case of constant to develop him, however the boss believes he has the correct attributes to succeed.
“You’re hoping he develops with age, he’s nonetheless solely 22,” he mentioned.
“If you happen to have a look at the squad on the whole I’ve lots of 22, 23-year-olds, so these boys are nonetheless growing and Ade is a kind of.
“If he develops like he did for the final two, three months of final season – and he began off with a objective which ought to do his confidence good.
“He’s the type of participant that has all of the instruments within the bag and it’s as much as him how far he takes his profession.
“We’re working onerous with him, as we’re all our gamers, however we’ve actually been delighted along with his private improvement over the previous three, 4 months.”
Adebayo’s consistency has been the primary stumbling block – however Clarke insists the work each on and off the pitch is coming good.
“He’s a stunning child, an incredible lad, an actual good lad however we want him to get offended typically,” Clarke added.
“He performs higher typically when he’s offended and targeted however we’re hoping the penny has dropped with Eli.
“We’ve achieved lots of work with him mentally and on the coaching floor.
“When he’s on his sport, he’s unplayable and it’s about getting him on his sport as a lot as we presumably can.
“Hopefully the penny is beginning to drop on a extra constant foundation, not one each 5 video games. Getting the constant performances is what we’re from Eli.”
In the meantime, fellow striker Caolan Lavery insists the squad are all singing from the identical hymn sheet this 12 months.
“We now have a great settled squad now and we’re all on the identical web page when it comes to how the gaffer desires us to play and what he expects from us,” he mentioned.
“It’s put us in a great place for the beginning of the season and hopefully we will get as many constructive outcomes as we will and we’ll see the place it takes us.
“I wish to do extra and rating extra however to get double figures (final season) was good and the competitors we have now right here is nice.
“I’m trying ahead to kicking on once more this season.
“As a participant and an individual you all the time wish to enhance 12 months by 12 months.”