We make the short journey to Derbyshire as we look to get our league campaign back on track.
Dean Smith “This League is such that there are still 14 teams looking up and 14 teams looking down. That’s the way it is, but as far as we are concerned it’s about concentrating on what we do and getting back into winning ways.
If we put in the sort of performances we did against both MK Dons and Sheffield United recently, we will give ourselves every chance of being successful.
A victory would be very important and the sense of going back to basics and being hard to beat is what we desire.”
Chesterfield Team News:
Will appear later.
Player to watch: Sam Clucas
Clucas is a former Wolves player and he will be hoping to follow former team mate Mark Little by inflicting more pain on Walsall.
Clucas has scored ten goals from midfield this season.
Walsall Team News:
Romaine Sawyers is away on international duty with St Kitts & Nevis. Jordy Hiwula will replace him.
Rico Henry remains our only long term absentee.
Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw
With Romaine Sawyers away on international duty it will be up to Tom Bradshaw to keep the Saddlers firing. He has scored just once since his return from injury.
Match Facts & Stats
Walsall have lost just once in their previous four trips to Derbyshire, coming in 2005.
Chesterfield have lost five out their last eight games.
Walsall have won just once in their last eight.
The match officials for the game are as follows –
Referee: Mr Kevin Friend (Leicester)
Linesmen: Mr Mark Astley and Mr Neil Heir
Fourth Official: Mr Kevin Mattocks
Friend has issued one hundred and eight yellow cards this season, three reds and awarded five penalties.
Friend has refereed mainly Premier League games but has been demoted in recent months due to a few bad decisions.
Friend came into criticism via social media in February of this year for his performance during Southampton and Liverpool.
I think we will win this one easily.
The lads will be hurting from Sunday’s defeat and will come out fighting.
Chesterfield 1-3 Walsall
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