Our 40th League Two game of the season sees us hosting Forest Green Rovers. In yesteryear this was a fixture you would never imagine being played, but here we are in the present world with the visitors flying high, 6th in League Two with 62 points from 39 games, which has them in the play-off positions heading into the end of season run-in.
Interestingly, FGR have conceded 44 goals this season, with The Saddlers having only conceded two more at 46! That said, we have scored just 39 goals in our 39 games* compared with FGR’s return of **50 goals in their 39 games **.
Current form players for the visitors include Kane Wilson (remember him?), Dom Bernard, Aaron Collins, and Lewis Thomas, all of whom are up for selection for their March Player of the Month award.
FGR’s last six fixtures have been:
13th March - Harrogate Town (h) - Won 2-1
20th March - Cambridge United (a) - Lost 1-0
23rd March - Mansfield Town (a) - Drew 0-0
27th March - Bolton Wanderers (h) - Lost 1-0
2nd April - Bradford City (a) - Lost 4-1
5th April - Salford City (h) - Lost 2-0
It seems as though they are faltering at the moment, so perhaps this is the game we finally get a win under the tutelage of Brian Dutton, you never know. Having scored 2 goals in their last 6 games, on paper this is nailed on to be boring and finish 0-0.
What I’d give to see some goals!
Onto the Walsall* team selection - Jack Rose came in on Saturday and kept a clean sheet, and i expect him to carry on deputising for Liam Roberts who is still carrying a slight knock.
Liam Kinsella - where will he play? RB or CM?
Caolan Lavery will be missing with injury - who replaces him?
Let us know your thoughts about lineup and score!
@TheBostedSlab can give you a list of linked players between the clubs, I’ve already started you off with Kane Wilson
7 games to go before we can consign this season to the deepest, darkest holes of forgotten-ness. Hopefully
Who’s tuning in?
- Walsall Win
- FGR Win