So we return to action after what could be called an ‘enforced’ break, what with us dumping ourselves out of the FA Cup at Round One.
We find ourselves up against an Oldham Athletic side who according to the stats are much better away from home than they are at their own manor, which is very strange. Even stranger is that we have played them only a month ago, on that occassion running out 3-2 winners.
Notable ex-Saddlers that have lined up for both teams include:
Nick Henry - Anyone remember him?
Michael Barrington Ricketts
Oldham’s last six results:
Dec 19th - Newport County (a) - Won 4-2
Dec 26th - Harrogate Town (h) - Lost 2-1
Dec 29th - Grimsby Town (a) - Drew 0-0
2nd Jan - Forest Green Rovers (a) - Drew 1-1
9th Jan - Bournemouth (FA Cup) (a) - Lost 4-1
13th Jan - Mansfield Town (h) - Lost 2-3
There’s no guessing what our team will be, who it will consist of, or what formation we are playing. Hopefully we do get to see the newly arrived Tyreik Wright start, meaning that we might actually have two out-and-out wingers on the pitch at the same time!
Both teams appear to be in poor-ish form over recent games so brace yourselves for defensive erros galore and plenty of misplaced passes!