Up next for the Saddlers is an away trip to Hertfordshire to face a Stevenage team that realistically don’t deserve to be in the league after their performance last season. Only the demise of Macclesfield and Bury really saved them.
As it goes they are again towards the bottom of the League Two table this season, having played 29 games and accumulated 32 points, placing them 21st at the time of writing. Seems as though they will be saved again this season by there being two worse teams than them.
On the other hand maybe I’m being a tad harsh on them because if they beat us and we lost our two games in hand they’re right up next to us. Shows how poor we have been this season really doesn’t it?
Stevenage’s last six games have been:
30th Jan - Grimsby Town (a) - Won 2-1
2nd Feb - Exeter City (h) - Lost 1-0
6th Feb - Morecambe (h) - Drew 2-2
9th Feb - Tranmere Rovers (a) - Won 1-0
13th Feb - Bolton Wanderers (a) - Lost 1-0
16th Feb - Crawley Town (a) - Won 1-0
As you can see, they have picked up 10 points out of the last 18 available and they have a few decent results in there, including a victory against Crawley Town on Tuesday night.
After seeing our performance on Tuesday night against Cheltenham Town, I’m hoping we see a bit more composure this time out as Brian Dutton has spent a bit more time inputting his ideas into our players. It was good to see more passing on the floor between our players, and hopefully this will start to pay off as Dutton’s reign goes on.
Team selection will be interesting:
Will Liam Roberts be kept on in goal, or will we see Jack Rose?
Will Tyreik Wright be fit enough to start?
Will Jack Nolan get a chance to impress from the start?
Will Frank Vincent get a second consecutive start?
It is probably fair to say that after Caolan Lavery mistakenly found the net on Tuesday, he will lead the line once again. I hope that goal instills a bit more confidence in him and allows him to get a few more.
As usual now, any players that have played for both are welcome to be discussed. A couple of names that ring a bell are Robin Shroot and Simeon Jackson
A few questions to get some conversation going:
Who do you think will start?
How do you see the game going?
Will we leave the Lamex Stadium with the first three points of BD’s reign?
Will @Gensanx123 finally be happy about something to do with Walsall FC?
Let the conversation commence…
PS. Did you know? Stevenage was the first new town to be designated under the New Towns Act of 1946.
It is also home to everybody’s favourite F1 Driver, Lewis Hamilton
- Stevenage Win
- Goalless Draw
- Score Draw
- Walsall Win