Walsall - Byfield in fight for place
UK time is: 20:11:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Byfield in fight for place

Chris Hutchings has said Darren Byfield must start to prove himself to get back into the starting lineup.

The striker has scored just 7 goals this season and has not scored in the last 12 games. He has since been replaced by Alex Nicholls, who took no time in opening the scoring in the draw to Millwall.

The gaffer, speaking to the Express and Star, said the 33 year old could not lean on his reputation alone, after netting 100 career goals.

Hutchings said: 'Darren is a bubbly character but no one is big enough to think they can`t be dropped or rested... I`m not worried or care about reputations. If I think it`s the right thing to do then I`ll do it.'

He added, referring to the new Deeney and Nicholls partnership; "That`s what happens, sometimes you`re looking for the best pair on any given day, depending on who you`re playing against.'

So, do you think Nicholls has what it takes to stay in the team, or does Byfield only need a little jolt to get back to form and the team? Discuss in the forum!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Robyn Richards  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 11 2010

Time: 5:35PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Think Byfield is in danger of being frozen out of the team and even more in danger of leaving traininf with his P45. The budget is tight and there's not much room for error, especially if you're trying to earn a longer deal at the club. Needs to step it up a notch if he wants to remaina Saddler in 2010/11!
saddlers13
Report Abuse
11/03/2010 20:24:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

League 1 Roll Call 2015/16 (Sunday May 24 2015)

Benning Signs For Mansfield (Friday May 22 2015)

Smith Hails Exceptional Talent (Friday May 22 2015)

Kinsella Signs Two Year Deal (Friday May 22 2015)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. john baker 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bristol City 8 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 2 - 0 Oldham
Swindon 3 - 3 Walsall
Crewe 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 5 - 0 Crawley
Walsall 1 - 0 Fleetwood

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Barnsley 46 17 11 18 1 62
12. Gillingham 46 16 14 16 -1 62
13. Doncaster 46 16 13 17 -4 61
14. Walsall 46 14 17 15 -4 59
15. Oldham 46 14 15 17 -13 57
16. Scunthorpe 46 14 14 18 -13 56
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55

Breaking League News

League 1 Roll Call 2015/16
Walsall : 24/05/2015 19:22:00
Former Keeper Called Up To England Squad.
Bristol City : 24/05/2015 14:01:01
Flint Looking For Crowd Boost Next Season.
Bristol City : 24/05/2015 13:34:01
New Fleetwood Deal For Jordan
Fleetwood : 24/05/2015 13:32:01
DRFC Southend returning to the Keepmoat
Doncaster : 24/05/2015 09:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do You Like The New Home Shirt?
Suggested By:  
Yes 60%
No 40%
Bring Back The Beaver 0%