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Match Preview - Walsall v Fleetwood


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Following Saturdays defeat, the Saddlers now face Fleetwood just one point above the relegation. It really is squeaky bum time!

Vital Quotes:

Liam Roberts '"Whether I`m in the team for Fleetwood or not, I`ll be giving 110 per cent.

"When you are a keeper there is one spot and two people wanting to fill it.

"We have to support each other. Mark has been very supportive.

"There`s no point in being negative.

"We have to make sure we are both pushing one another day in, day out."

Walsall Team News:

Saddlers look set to welcome Nicky Devlin back into the side following a month break in place of Liam Kinsella.

Whitney will have to decide whether to recall Mark Gillespie and Tyler Roberts back into the side.

Flo looks set to miss the game with a persistent injury.

Player to watch: Tyler Roberts

This guy needs to start. I understand Baka is our own so giving him game time is more beneficial but Tyler is the best striker currently at the club and when he starts we look dangerous.

Fleetwood Team News:

Fleetwood will once again be without Lewie Coyle as the defender completes his suspension. Coyle has been serving a three-match ban following his red card at Chorley in the FA Cup.

Midfielder Bobby Grant remains sidelined having missed the last four matches with a knee injury. And forward Conor McAleny, absent for the last five games, is also still out of action due to his ankle problem.

Player to watch: Wes Burns

Burns has scored three goals in as many games and is now seen as the clubs temporary right wing back due to injury to Lewie Coyle. Luke Leahy will have his work cut out this evening.

Match Facts & Stats

Fleetwood won both games against the Saddlers last season, with the Saddlers winning the previous four - no game involving these two sides as ended in a draw.

Walsall are without a win in six home league games - four draws followed by two consecutive 0-1 defeats.

After scoring in each of their opening 13 league games this season, Fleetwood have failed to find the net in three of the last five.

Ref Watch:

DARREN HANDLEY Ian Smedley and John Farries Fourth Official: Steven Meredith

Match Prediction:

Looking at the history you wouldnt suggest a draw and following our run lately you wouldnt expect a win. Walsall 0-1 Fleetwood

Next Fixtures:

25.11.17 - AFC Wimbledon v Walsall

Writer:Vital Walsall
Date:Tuesday November 21 2017
Time: 1:43PM

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