The new era dawns for the second time this season and with O’Dismal out the door – it certainly fills you with so much confidence. 12 cup finals start this Saturday in our quest for Championship football.
Chesterfield Team News:
oss Danny Wilson may name an unchanged team after last weekend’s win at Southend – the Spireites’ third victory in four matches.
Chris Herd trained on Thursday on his comeback from the hip issue that has seen him miss three games, but the midfielder will probably not be involved against the Saddlers.
Player to watch: Lee Novak
Novak has scored thirteen goals for struggling Spireites but has gained form since Danny Wilson joined the club.
Walsall Team News:
With O’Dismal out the door we hope to see the return of Rico Henry and exciting football!
Isaiah Osbourne is still missing but Jon Whitney will have a strong XI to choose from.
Player to watch: Rico Henry
He’s guaranteed to start now O’Driscoll is out the door and hope he can continue where he left off and cause problems down the left side.
Match Facts & Stats
The Saddlers have met Chesterfield on eighty nine occasions in their history – winning thirty two, losing thirty and drawing twenty seven.
The Saddlers haven’t won at Chesterfield since 1998 – the year the Saddlers last won automatic promotion from this league.
The Saddlers have already faced Chesterfield three times this season – losing in the league 2-0 and drawing both cup games – but eventually won on penalties.
The match officials are as follows –
Referee – Mr Ross Joyce
Linemen – Mr Graeme Fyvie, Mr Tom Nield
Fourth Official – Mr Joe Hull
Joyce has officiated twenty-two games so far this season, where he has dished out seventy-five yellow cards, and three red cards. He has also awarded one penalty.
Joyce has only officiated on Walsal game in his career, this came in the FA Cup earlier this season where the Saddlers defeated Fleetwood 2-0 at the Banks’s Stadium.
This is a must win and I finally think we can end our six match winless run. 2-1 spirited fight back – goals from Milan and Hiwula.
15.03.16 – Fleewood v WALSALL