October ends with a trip to EFL newcomers Sutton United who gained entry to the Football League through becoming National League champions last season.
The Amber and Chocolates are led by manager Matt Gray who has been in charge of them since May 2019, and they come into this game sitting in 10th in League Two having taken a couple of games to really settle in.
Player wise there aren’t many recognisable names but two stick out to me - Craig Eastmond who is a former Arsenal youth / reserve player, and some Saddlers may remember Will Randall who we once had on loan from Wolves.
Sutton United’s last six fixtures have been:
2nd Oct - Northampton Town (A) - Won 2-0
9th Oct - Port Vale (H) - Won 4-3
12th Oct - Portsmouth (A) (PJT) - Won 2-0
16th Oct - Crawley Town (A) - Won 1-0
19th Oct - Swindon Town (H) - Lost 2-1
23rd Oct - Rochdale (H) - Lost 3-2
Onto the Saddlers now…
Walsall head into this game on a six-game unbeaten run, which isn’t to be sniffed at, but on the back of a rather deflating draw against Barrow who of course equalised in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
That said, The Saddlers appear to be becoming a more stable side, with team selection now a lot more rigid than it was at the start of the season which can only be a good thing, and the signs are there that we are a good team so hopefully it is only a matter of time now before it all clicks together nicely.
Rory Holden and Liam Kinsella of course will still be missing through injury for this game, but providing everyone else comes through training unscathed they will be the only two casualties.
Team selection for this game will be interesting with a near-fit squad to choose from. Personally I would like to see Brendan Kiernan back in from the start, possibly in place of Emmanuel Osadebe, but other than that keep it as it was for the previous game.
The best striker in the English Football League George Miller is really enjoying his football at the moment and will be hoping that he can add to his tally of 7 goals in 9 games so far.
A new ground for many, that we appear to have sold our entire allocation for, so let’s make it loud and let the team know we are there. Are you going?
Game predictions and starting XI predictions welcome, along with any other info that might help fans on the trip to the game such as parking etc.
- Sutton United Win
- Walsall Win