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Match Preview - Walsall v Bury


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We know there are still seven games to go but this is a MUST WIN. Failure to beat bottom of the league Bury at home and the fear of relegation will start to appear in the minds of even the most optimistic of fans.

Vital Quotes:

Keates '"The fans really stuck with the lads. Now we need the same again. We all want the same thing and that`s to make sure we are in League One next season.

"Hopefully they can be the 12th man and really get behind us.

"We need everyone to get us behind us on the pitch in these last seven games. If a pass goes astray, a pass goes astray.'

Walsall Team News:

Walsall will be without the long term absentee Joe Edwards who is recovering from his ACL injury and also without Krystian Bielik who has not featured for the side since arriving from Arsenal in January. The Polish international is back with his parent club assessing his latest injury.

Player to watch: The Strikers

All eyes will be on the Walsall attack this weekend as we have now gone 360 minutes without scoring a goal! Bakayoko, Ngoy, Oztumer and even Morris need to start banging in the goals if we have any chance of staying up.

Bury Team News:

Will appear here later.

Player to watch: Zeli Ismail

Ismail v Leahy this weekend - I know the thought even scares the life out of me! Ismail gave our side a much needed turn of pace but the failure to get his loan extended has added to our woes without no genuine width to our team. Leahy will need to be more disciplined defensively if we are to keep Ismail quiet.

Match Facts & Stats

Its the battle of the worst this weekend as both Bury and Walsall have only managed to win one game combined from the past 14 league games (our victory against Southend in March!)

Bury have lost their last five games whereas the Saddlers have lost our last four.

Bury have not lost at Walsall since 1996 - winning six and drawing two.

Ref Watch:

Referee - CHRISTOPHER SARGINSON Linesmen - Stephen Wade and Andrew Newbold Fourth Official: Oliver Bickle

Match Prediction:

Well we have to win its that simple. A defeat will more than likely see us drop closer to the relegation zone with four out the last six away from home - and we all know how bad our away record is. Walsall 3-0 Bury - bit optimistic? Possibly but I hope that these players step up and show some pride that has been missing for many months.

Next Fixtures:

11.04.18 - Oldham v WALSALL

Writer:Vital Walsall
Date:Thursday April 5 2018
Time: 12:22PM

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