PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 5:30 KICK-OFF ON WEDNESDAY
Our next match sees us take on Newport County at home, at the rather ■■■■■ (for those of us who will still be working) kick off time of 5:30pm.
After being the pace setters for much of the first half of the season, The Exiles have slipped a bit recently and are currently 7th in League Two, and their form over recent games isn’t the best. In fact in their last 7 fixtures before the one they play today (Sunday 13:00) they have had 4 red cards shown to them!
Their last six fixtures have produced the following results:
23rd Jan - Oldham Athletic (a) - Lost 3-2
30th Jan - Harrogate Town (a) - Lost 2-1
6th Feb - Grimsby Town (h) - Won 1-0
9th Feb - Southend United (h) - Lost 1-0
16th Feb - Exeter City (h) - Drew 1-1
21st Feb - Forest Green Rovers (h) - Lost 2-0
Recent record of P6 W1 D1 L4 - equates to a battle on Wednesday!
Jake Scrimshaw is now at Newport of course, having scored his first professional goals in the game for us, and although he has been on the bench recently, he starts for them in today’s game. If he does well you can expect him to start against us on Wednesday, and what’s the betting he scores? - He got subbed just after the hour.
Other notable players in the Newport squad are Nicky Maynard, Padraig Amond and the evergreen Kevin Ellison.
As for The Saddlers, our team selection for the game wlll be interesting, so here’s a couple of questions for you to discuss:
Liam Roberts - surely cemented his place in goal after his performance against Stevenage?
Osadebe - started against Stevenage, didn’t do much. Will he still be in the first XI?
Tyreik Wright - does he start if he passes a fitness test?
Josh Gordon - Keep on the bench or start?
Formation - what are we going with?
As always, any links between the clubs are welcomed so please bring them up.
- Walsall Win
- Goalless Draw
- Score Draw
- Newport County Win