UK time is: 16:06:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall Star in shock news

Walsall defender Scott Dann has been hit by the news that he is out for the rest of the season. What was first thought to be a minor injury which would have see him in contention for saturday has now been diagnosised as a break of his fifth metatarsal. He has his foot in a protective boot and it will be at least ten days before any activity will be allowed by the medical staff. No running will be possible until the bone has healed.

Whilst admitting this is a blow, and to lose our best two centre halfs is more than just unlucky. DD is confident that we have the resources to over come this situation. Firstly the option of Chris Westwood moving back to centre half along side Gerrard which is how we lined up against Mk Dons once Scott went off. This would leave Pead and Geordie Lyall to fight it out at right back, although Geordie is yet to break into the first team. The other option is Allan Picken, who according to DD is in full training and therefore maybe pressed into consideration earlier than first thought.

To me an ideal partnership would be Westwood and Picken, although it would be tough on Gerrard who has done nothing wrong. Westwood reads the game well but at league two level it could be argued that he lacks a little in the air. Whilst Picken was impressive in his only full gamme before injury he remains a bit of an unknown. However he seems strong and powerful , although our Austrailian friends warn he might be short of pace. Of course he might well be struggling for match fitness. Howwever it is this type of combination which has brought the best out of Chris Westwood during his days at Hartlepool. Also I feel a Picken Westwood combination would provide more of a threat at set pieces.

Will DD be that brave against Stanley, I some how doubt it. Pead Westwood Gerrard and Fox across the back with Picken on the bench is more likely.




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: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 27 2007

Time: 11:47AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Pooh
Big No 9
Report Abuse
27/03/2007 13:23:00

Yup, gutted for you!
PoolieJohn
Report Abuse
27/03/2007 20:58:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall To Play In Black For JPT Final (Saturday January 31 2015)

Smith Wants Loan Signing (Friday January 30 2015)

Kieron Morris Joins Wrexham On Loan (Friday January 30 2015)

Smith Tried To Get Bonser To Attend (Thursday January 29 2015)

Smith Wants Wembley Double (Thursday January 29 2015)

Taylor 'We Want To Win It' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Preston (Wednesday January 28 2015)

O'Kelly 'Finest Moment In Football' (Wednesday January 28 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. loular28Ss 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Colchester 0 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Scunthorpe
Walsall 0 - 2 Coventry
MK Dons 0 - 3 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Swindon
Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Notts County 25 9 7 9 -1 34
13. Oldham 25 8 10 7 -3 34
14. Doncaster 24 9 7 8 -3 34
15. Walsall 26 8 9 9 -2 33
16. Gillingham 27 8 7 12 -8 31
17. Scunthorpe 24 8 6 10 -7 30
18. Coventry 27 7 9 11 -10 30

Breaking League News

Team News: Walsall v Gills
Gillingham : 31/01/2015 14:51:00
Cup Run Ends
Gillingham : 31/01/2015 14:50:00
Bradford City v Colchester United - Team Line-Ups
Bradford : 31/01/2015 14:44:00
Orient v Scunthorpe: The Teams
Leyton Orient : 31/01/2015 14:42:00
Crewe Alexandra v MK Dons: Team Line-Ups
Crewe : 31/01/2015 14:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 20%
Richard O'Donnell 62%
Other 18%