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PREVIEW - Blackburn v Walsall

Blackburn
vs.
Walsall

Ewood Park

30.01.2018

19:45

The Saddlers return to league action tomorrow evening as we face an inform Blackburn side as we try and distance ourselves from the League 1 trap door.

Vital Quotes:

Whitney ''We are looking forward it because it`s a fantastic place to go to.

'It`s one of those stadiums that - ever since I was a kid - I have looked at.

'They are a big club that has played at the highest level.

'But this is a great opportunity for our players.'

Blackburn Team News:

Rovers captain Charlie Mulgrew could miss out after limping off at the weekend. Midfield trio Peter Whittingham, Corry Evans and Marcus Antonsson are all making progress in their respective recoveries, but the game could come too soon for them. Loanees Adam Armstrong and Jack Payne will be hoping for a first start, and Danny Graham could well keep his place up front after netting his 10th goal of the season on Saturday. Harry Chapman remains a long-term absentee

Player to watch: Danny Graham

Although Graham has only scored seven league goals he is in form having netted in his last two games. Graham isnt the same threat as he was in his Derby days but at 32 he will have experience that our young CB pairing wont.

Walsall Team News:

Saddlers have not signed anyone before the deadline (noon) for us to have any new faces in the side for Blackburn trip so it is a case of everyone that was at Charlton, minus Tyler Roberts who has returned back to his parent club.

Player to watch: Erhun Oztumer

Could this be the last time Oztumer is seen in a Walsall shirt with the transfer window slamming shut on Wednesday evening?

The player is out of contract in the summer and has been in fantastic form for the second year running, scoring twelve league goals.

Match Facts & Stats

We have only face Blackburn fifteen times in our history - winning just two.

You will need to go back to 1973 to remember the last time the Saddlers won at Ewood Park.

Blackburn have won four of the last five between both clubs.

Blackburn have the best form in League 1 from the last fifteen games - gaining thirty three points.

The Saddlers on the other hand have taken just nineteen points from the last forty five on offer.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Stephen Martin Assistant Refs: David Avent and Jonathan Hunt Fourth Official: Graham Salisbury

Match Prediction:

Anyone that isnt a Walsall fan will say a Blackburn victory - even the most diehard Saddlers fans will probably say Blackburn should win this comfortably. Vital Prediction - Blackburn 3-0 Walsall (Graham, Mulgrew, Dack)

Next Fixtures:

03.02.2018 - WALSALL v MK Dons


Writer:Vital Walsall
Date:Monday January 29 2018
Time: 1:29PM

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