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PREVIEW - Walsall v Oxford


Banks's Stadium



We welcome Oxford to the Banks's Stadium as we look to distance ourselves from the relegation zone.

Vital Quotes:

Walsall Team News:

Walsall welcome Flo Cuvelier and Tyler Roberts back into the side following injury.

George Dobson is set to make a return to the Saddlers line up following his move from Sparta Rotterdam.

Loanees James Wilson, Shaun Donnellan, Zeli Ismail and Daniel Agyei have all returned to their parent clubs.

Player to watch: The Fans

All eyes will be on the Walsall fans this Saturday as tensions grow between the club and its supporters.

A planned protest is scheduled before, during and after the game tomorrow as fans call for answers from chairman Jeff Bonser.

Oxford Team News:

Cameron Brannagan could make his debut for Oxford following his undisclosed move from Liverpool.

Player to watch: Wes Thomas

The Oxford striker has scored nine goals this season and has over 60% of efforts on target this term.

Another tall and strong striker will cause us problems tomorrow very much like Kieffer Moore.

Match Facts & Stats

Oxford go into the game having won their last two league games against MK Dons and Blackpool respectively.

Walsall on the other hand go into the game having lost three and draw two of their last five games.

The Saddlers got a very rewarding victory at Oxford earlier this season thanks to goals from Oztumer and Tyler Roberts.

The Saddlers have beaten Oxford just twice in the last twelve meetings.

The last time both clubs met here at The Banks's Stadium, record signing Andreas Makris grabbed his first and only goal for the Saddlers as we drew 1-1.

Ref Watch:

REFEREE - BRETT HUXTABLE Kevin Morris and Paul Thompson Fourth Official: Ian Smedley

Match Prediction:

We need a win, no matter how it comes. With trips to Charlton and Blackburn coming up, a defeat would see us in a very nervy position.

Next Fixtures:

20.01.18 - Charlton v WALSALL

Writer:Vital Walsall
Date:Friday January 12 2018
Time: 10:02AM

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