Date:Monday March 11 2013
The Banks's Stadium
Walsall welcome Tranmere to The Banks's Stadium for our play-off 6 pointer.
Andy Butler 'I'm sure when they set out Tranmere didn't believe they'd be top of the league for half the year. Then they hit a sticky patch but they've kept it going.
'They've done exceedingly well. But it's up to us to prove how good we are at home. We've now won five out of six at home.
'The fans came out for the Shrewsbury game and we all appreciate it. You get the crowd behind you late on in the game. It can really help.'
Walsall have no injury concerns and Dean Smith will decide whether Craig Westcarr, James Baxendale or Ashley Hemmings will start behind Will Grigg.
6 goals in 3 games has pushed Will Grigg into the top 4 of League 1 marksmen. The Northern Ireland international has scored 16 goals so far this term.
Tranmere Rovers are without on-loan Bolton forward Michael O'Halloran, who damaged his knee during the warm-up in Saturday's 1-0 home win over Oldham.
On-loan Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibe could once again be kept sidelined with hamstring trouble
The Tranmere veteran has scored 10 goals already this term and his no nonsense approach will give our midfield a torrid evening.
Walsall are unbeaten in their last 7 games and have only lost twice in the last 16 games.
Tranmere have lost 3 of their last 4 away from home.
Walsall have lost their last 4 home games against Tranmere.
Their last win on home soil was in 2010 when Manny Smith scored in both ends and Darren Byfield scored the winner.
The man in the middle is Mr Graham Salisbury from Lancashire. Salisbury has issued 83 yellow cards this season, 4 red and 4 penalties.
Walsall cannot afford to lose this and neither can Tranmere as they both turn their attentions to the League 1 play-offs. I think we will win this 2-0.
WALSALL v Crawley - 16/03/13
MK Dons v TRANMERE - 16/03/13
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