Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Walsall's defender search-Plan B

Walsall's defender search-Plan B

Having confirmed our main defensive target is Richard Jackson from Derby, not a name which will set saddlers fans hearts racing. The news from Derby isn't sounding great. As reported Richard has took a knock in training on thursday. Reports have come out that the injury may well be medial knee ligaments. What is unclear is the seriousness of the injury and the Derby medical staff are waiting for the swelling to go down and will then reasess and scan if required.

Ian Roper has suffered this injury in both extremes this season one minor strain kept him out for a week whilst his latest problem will rule him out for the majority of what remains of the season.

So with Chris Westwood feeling his hamstring and having to come off after 26 minutes on saturday, this leaves us light at the back. Alan Picken having recovered from knee surgery is now effected by tendonitis a common problem after a knee problem. DD is hopeful that Alan will play some part of the promotion run in but admits if that starts to look unlikely then a further defensive dip into the transfer market before the March dealine day seems likely.

The urgency to bring some experience into the back four is highlighted when the finishing back four consisted of a 19 year old and a bunch of 20 year olds. The experience of JJ and co at Darlington on saturday could be just too much for an inexperienced back four no matter what potential or talent they have.

So DD is looking at other options, it will be interesting to see what names come into the frame. As Richard Jackson didn't fit the bill of his recent signings who in general have been players who have won promotion seen it all and got the T-SHIRT. However the one key factor I would like to see added to the back line is pace.

However the position of trialist Anthony Barness is unclear. A number of local newspapers are sugesting that we may well be offering the former Chelsae Bolton and Plymouth player a contract until the end of the season whilst other rumours coming out of the club seem to indicate that we will not be following up our interest.


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

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Wednesday February 28 2007
Time: 10:07AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
Reports out of Derby are sugesting a long lay off for Richard Jackson, so plan B it is.
Big No 9
01/03/2007 09:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall v Millwall - PREVIEW

We welcome Millwall to the Banks's Stadium on Saturday as two of last seasons play off teams battle it out. Both Neil Harris and Jon Whitney are under fire as both clubs languish in the bottom seven,

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

The Guest Blog - Season 4 Episode 5

Our regular blogger, Adam Guest, explains why he feels he's falling out of love with the game.

Sheffield United (a) Postponed Due To International Call Ups

Makris, Kouhyar and Kinsella given international recognition therefore Sheffield United (a) has been postponed.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion10%
Play Offs23%
Mid Table Medicority42%
Relegation25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 10 6 3 1 21 14
2 Bury 10 6 2 2 20 8
3 Bradford 10 4 6 0 18 5
4 Northampton 10 4 5 1 17 7
5 Port Vale 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Sheff Utd 10 5 2 3 17 0
7 Bolton 10 4 4 2 16 2
8 Gillingham 10 4 3 3 15 -2
9 Peterborough 10 3 4 3 13 4
10 Bristol Rovers 10 3 4 3 13 -1
11 Chesterfield 10 3 3 4 12 1
12 Charlton 10 2 6 2 12 1
13 Fleetwood 10 3 3 4 12 0
14 MK Dons 10 3 3 4 12 -1
15 Rochdale 10 3 3 4 12 -1
16 Oxford 10 3 3 4 12 -1
17 Millwall 10 3 3 4 12 -3
18 Swindon 10 3 2 5 11 -4
19 Southend 10 3 2 5 11 -8
20 Wimbledon 10 2 4 4 10 -3
21 Walsall 10 2 4 4 10 -5
22 Shrewsbury 10 2 3 5 9 -5
23 Oldham 10 1 6 3 9 -5
24 Coventry 10 0 6 4 6 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One