Walsall - Saddlers vs Charlton
UK time is: 00:51:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall vs. Charlton

Banks's Stadium

Sat, 2nd Jan 2010

KO 3pm

Saddlers vs Charlton

After the drama of Christmas weekend with late postponements and arguments over why, the Saddlers hopoe ot resume with this difficult encounter with 2nd placed Charlton.

Phil Parkinson's side have progressed well during the season so far, after suffering heart-break last season when they were relegated to League One.

This game will provide an opportunity to test our credentials for a top six finish.

Walsall Team News:

Super Steveie Jones still remains an injury doubt after being out of action for the last three weeks with a groin injury.

New signing Clayton McDonald will be in the squad, but will most likely take a place on the subs bench, with Manny Smith and skipper Mark Hughes forming a formidable partnership in defence.

Player to watch: Mark Hughes

The skipper returns after suspension and will be under pressure, along with Manny Smith, after the signing of Big Mac.

He will also have to contest the match by marking former loanee Deon Burton, who will be a threat.

Charlton Team News:

Ex-Saddlers loanee Deon Burton returns from suspension, but will have to recover from a deadleg to start.

Christian Dailly should be able to replace Sam Sodje, who starts his four-match ban.

Player to watch: Deon Burton

He may not of made much of an impact in a Saddlers shirt, but as ex-Walsall strikers do, he has gone on to become a prolific goalscorer for the Addicks.

The 33-year-old has notched up five goals this season and will be looking to add to his tally.

A strong presence in any side, Burton will be a constent threat if he regains full fitness to start.

Match Facts & Stats

The last encounter between the two sides came earlier in the season, where the Addicks claimed a 2-0 win at The Valley.

The last meeting at the Banks's was in the 1999/2000 season, where a helpless Saddlers side lost 4-2 against a Charlton side that went on to win the league title and promotion to the Premiership.

Ref Watch:


Match Prediction:

If the game goes ahead, I can see the Saddlers maybe sneaking a score draw, but a home win will prove to difficult against an in-form Charlton side.

The Journalist

Writer: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 1 2010

Time: 5:17PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall 2-1 Bradford City (Sunday November 29 2015)

Smith Set To Take Over Brentford? (Saturday November 28 2015)

Smith Delighted With Saddlers Win (Saturday November 28 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Bradford (Saturday November 28 2015)

Walsall Team News v Bradford (Saturday November 28 2015)

Walsall v Bradford - Preview (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Officials v Bradford City (H) (Friday November 27 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 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 2 - 1 Bradford
Swindon 2 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Sheff Utd
Walsall 3 - 2 Gillingham
Colchester 4 - 4 Walsall
Barnsley 0 - 2 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Coventry 20 11 6 3 17 39
2. Gillingham 20 11 5 4 14 38
3. Burton 19 12 2 5 7 38
4. Walsall 19 10 6 3 14 36
5. Wigan 20 9 7 4 10 34
6. Peterborough 20 10 3 7 15 33
7. Millwall 19 9 4 6 4 31

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Said - Southend United 0 Latics 0
Wigan : 29/11/2015 22:34:00
Real boost for Alex
Crewe : 29/11/2015 22:09:01
Well-Earned Break Time For Sky Blues
Coventry : 29/11/2015 19:57:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers Highlights
Doncaster : 29/11/2015 19:30:00
McDonald: 'We Can Start A Winning Streak Now'
Blackpool : 29/11/2015 18:51:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

After our great start where will we finish at the end of the season?
Suggested By:  
Champions! 21%
Automatic Promotion 32%
Play Offs 32%
Mid-Table 13%
Relegation 2%