Our next stop on this season’s League Two tour is to the cold, murky depths of Boundary Park where we head on Tuesday evening to take on Oldham Athletic. After a turbulent start to their season where they looked dead and buried from the start and had to contend with multiple pitch invasions in protest against their owner, they are now slowly grinding their way out of the drop zone.
The Latics are managed by ex-dingle Keith Curle and find themselves languishing in 21st place in the league, albeit only 3 places and 2 points behind The Saddlers, with 9 goals scored and 16 conceded in 12 league games.
The star man for the home side will be Dylan Bahamboula who I for one wouldn’t mind seeing in a Saddlers shirt at some point.
Their last six fixtures have provided the following results:
21st Sept - Brentford (A) (EFL3) - Lost 7-0
25th Sept - Rochdale (A) - Won 1-0
28th Sept - Leeds United U23 (H) (PJT) - Lost 3-2
2nd Oct - Harrogate Town (H) - Lost 2-1
9th Oct - Mansfield Town (A) - Drew 0-0
16th Oct - Stevenage (H) - Won 3-0
The Saddlers head into this fixture on a 3-game unbeaten run in the league, with fans cautiously optimistic after recent showings, culminating in a good performance against Leyton Orient where we deserved the win, but just couldn’t get the goal.
On the injury front, Liam Kinsella and Rory Holden are recovering from their respective issues, but Conor Wilkinson now appears to be back in the fold and raring to go following a recent lay-off.
In terms of the starting XI, the team pretty much picks itself, but I would possibly give Wilkinson a start in place of either Phillips or Kiernan.
We should head into this game full of confidence and belief and I feel we should attack this from the off, so with that in mind I would be picking an attacking line up here.
Who makes your starting XI?
Are you going? If so, wrap up as it’s always freezing, and I’ll see you there.
Any other thoughts, let us know.
- Oldham Athletic Win
- Walsall Win