Good Friday sees us host Carlisle United at The Banks’s Stadium, in what will probably end up being a Bad Friday for Saddlers fans if recent ‘performances’ are anything to go by.
The Cumbrians head into this game 19th in League Two, one place behind us with exactly the same season record (P41, W12, D11, L18), but below us on account of having a worse goal difference (our -12 vs. their -19).
Now managed by ex-Walsall loanee, and ex-Carlisle player Paul Simpson, who is now in his second spell in charge, recent results have picked up in comparison with those earlier on in the season and they will be hoping to all but guarantee another season in League Two with a victory here on Friday.
Carlisle United’s last six games have been:
15th March - Newport County (H) - Lost 2-1
19th March - Barrow (A) - Won 2-1
26th March - Bristol Rovers (H) - Won 1-0
29th March - Rochdale (A) - Lost 2-0
2nd April - Tranmere Rovers (A) - Drew 2-2
9th April - Exeter City (H) - Lost 1-0
Onto The Saddlers and after the players seemingly downing tools we now find ourselves still looking over our shoulders, just in case, 10 points away from relegation with 15 points left to play for.
The fact we are still to even preserve our League Two status speaks a lot about how this club is ran from top to bottom, and much like the effort that appears to have been put into our season, I’ll reciprocate that by putting no effort into our team preview.
What team would you play now?
Can the senior pro’s be trusted after recent showings?
We can’t go down…can we?
I’ll be there, not expecting much to be honest. I’ll look forward to seeing the back of most of these in a few games time.
- Walsall Win
- Carlisle United Win