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Walsall match preview

21 February 2014

Your guide to Saturday's game

A month since our last game, Reds are back in action on Saturday when we visit Walsall in Sky Bet League One.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Wright

Assistants: Mark Taylor and Grant Russell

Fourth Official: John Law

 

TEAM NEWS

Reds have a fully fit squad for the fixture with new signings Rory Fallon, Paul Connolly, Sullay Kaikai and Hiram Boateng all included in the squad.

Walsall have no fresh injury concerns.

 

VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: “I saw Walsall at Peterborough a week ago and although it was awful conditions they still tried to play. Dean Smith has done a fantastic job there and they are definitely in the play-off hunt. We know it is going to be a hard game but we can’t wait to get on that pitch again.”

 

Dean Smith (Walsall manager): “The 0-0 at Peterborough last week has put us in a great position, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the games now, starting on Saturday. There is a real buzz about the place and we can’t wait for every game now.”

 

You can watch a preview video with John Gregory on our Youtube channel.

 

WE’VE MET BEFORE

This will be the fourth meeting between the clubs with all three previous encounters ending in draws. Last season’s two meetings finished 2-2 with Billy Clarke and Jonathan Forte on target at home and Jamie Proctor scoring twice at the Banks’s Stadium. This season, the teams drew 0-0 at Crawley in November.

 

FORM GUIDE

Reds have lost just three of their last 14 in all competitions.

Walsall have lost one in eight since the turn of the year, a 3-0 loss in their last home fixture against MK Dons.

 

SATURDAY’S OTHER GAMES

Bradford City v MK Dons

Brentford v Wolves

Carlisle v Rotherham

Colchester v Preston NE

Leyton Orient v Swindon

Notts County v Shrewsbury

Oldham v Gillingham

Port Vale v Crewe

Sheffield United v Bristol City

Stevenage v Peterborough

Tranmere v Coventry City

 

GOING TO THE MATCH?

For all the latest ticket news on this fixture please click here

 

MATCH COVERAGE

You can follow the game with live commentary on Reds Player. To enjoy a free 14-day Reds Player trial or listen to the game click here.

We will be running our live blog on The Reds Wall throughout the game and you can react to the action.

There are also live updates through the club's Twitter feed and the latest news on our Facebook page as well.

 

COME ON YOU REDS!


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