Yet another crucial game for The Saddlers as we play host to the newest EFL team around in Harrogate Town on Good Friday. And let’s hope it truly is a ‘Good Friday’ for us with a first 3 points in forever!
This is the start of a crucial Easter double-header that for all intents and purposes will decide the future of Brian Dutton, and less so at this stage, Walsall FC
Harrogate Town, in their debut season in the EFL, currently find themselves 15th in League Two with 48 points from 37 games, seemingly comfortable enough to look forward to a second EFL season.
They are managed by Simon Weaver who also happens to be the son of the owner. With over 10 years in the post he also happens to be one of the English game’s longest serving current managers!
The last six games for The Sulphurites have been:
2nd March - Barrow (a) - Won 1-0
6th March - Stevenage (a) - Lost 1-0
9th March - Colchester United (h) - Won 3-0
13th March - Forest Green Rovers (a) - Lost 2-1
20th March - Morecambe (h) - Lost 1-0
27th March - Southend United (h) - Lost 1-0
For those of you who have mentioned that this may be our best chance for a win, I would suggest that Harrogate will see this as a chance to all but secure their League Two future, so it’s going to be nervy for us, like every game is at the moment.
For The Saddlers team selection is anyone’s guess, but Tyreik Wright will be back from international duty to contend for a starting place (good of him to come back last week to sit on the bench!), and Rory Holden could possibly make an appearance after training from Monday, although it may be a game too soon. Tom Leak deserves to keep his spot in the team too after two good performances from him.
We know that it is going to be cagey as we are shot of any confidence, but if we can keep Harrogate to nil then we may be able to nick a winner!
@TheBostedSlab can get his thinking cap (or Google) on to see if the two teams have any links player-wise.
Let us know your thoughts on the game.
- Walsall Win
- Harrogate Town Win