A trip to the capital awaits The Saddlers this weekend as we head East to play a Leyton Orient team who find themselves sitting pretty in 6th place in League Two.
The O’s are managed by the experienced Kenny Jackett and are enjoying a decent start to the season, sitting nicely in the play-off positions as things stand.
Their last six fixtures have been:
14th Sept - Southampton U-21 (H) (PJT) - Won 1-0
18th Sept - Bristol Rovers (A) - Won 3-1
25th Sept - Mansfield Town (H) - Drew 0-0
2nd Oct - Port Vale (A) - Lost 3-2
5th Oct - Crawley Town (A) (PJT) - Won 4-0
9th Oct - Barrow (A) - Drew 1-1
Key players for Orient include ex-Premier League player Darren Pratley, and Chile international goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux
The Saddlers head into the game on the back of a 3-game unbeaten run in all competitions with 2 draws and a last-minute victory over Salford City last week, which should hopefully give the team confidence heading into this tie.
Team news is hard to predict as not much has been mentioned in the media, but it’s pretty safe to say that both Rory Holden and Liam Kinsella will be missing through injury, whilst Conor Wilkinson will be pishing for a return to the starting XI following his winner against Salford last Saturday.
Carl Rushworth should also be back in contention following his call-up to England Under 21’s last week - should he be straight back in goal?
How many UTS’ers are going?
What do you expect the line up will be?
Can we finally put together a sustained run of positive results to challenge the top end of the league?
Has anyone ever tried jellied eels? If so, how were they?
Come on you Saddlers!
- Leyton Orient Win
- Walsall Win