Back to League Two action this Saturday as we play host to Harrogate Town in a battle of 15th vs 19th.
The Sulphurites arrive on the back of an FA Cup First Round victory against non-league side, Marine A.F.C., whom they dispatched 5-1 away from home. This should give them some form of confidence heading into the fixture, although it is worth noting that they have only scored 15 goals in their 16 league fixtures this season, which is the lowest in the league. In comparison, they have conceded 22 goals so have a decent enough defence.
The.visitors are managed by Simon Weaver, who just may have been given the job by his father, Irving Weaver, who happens to be the club chairman. That said, Weaver Jnr. has done a good job in securing their League Two status over the past few season so is there on merit as it stands.
Harrogate Town’s recent form is below:
The Saddlers head into this game on the back of a 4-1 victory in The FA Cup First Round away at Step 8 side, Sheppey United, and will be looking to use this result as a kick-start to the remainder of the league campaign.
Douglas James-Taylor was the preferred option up front in that game, scoring a goal, but proving himself not very clinical from other chances he had. Will Mat Sadler keep him in that position following that performance, or should be be back on the bench? A lot will depend on the fitness of Freddie Draper who at the time of writing is still considered to be injured, whilst Danny Johnson must surely be wondering what is going on, after being brought onto the pitch in the 90th minute on Friday evening.
If Draper isn’t fit, then surely we have to go with DJ? Thoughts on this are welcome.
We have a few injury doubts still, so if none of those clear up we may well stick with a similar side to that we put out at Sheppey. David Okagbue will be looking to make the second CB spot alongside Donervon Daniels his own, and after two encouraging performances in a row, he could well do that.
Rollin Menayese made a welcome return to action after 9 months out on Friday, and he should be on the bench again this weekend. I believe he could actually play a big part in our season after Christmas if he can prove himself fit.
Who makes your starting XI for this game? Do we stick to Friday evening’s lineup, or twist?
This is a game that we should surely be looking to win if there is to be absolutely anything going on with our season, other than a potential cup run?
Enjoy the game, and let’s all hope we are celebrating three points at home!
- Walsall Win
- Harrogate Town Win