Date: 23rd October 2015 at 5:57pm
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The Saddlers travel to Colchester this weekend hoping to remain unbeaten on their travels – a record which puts the Saddlers as the best away side in England so far this season.

Vital Quotes:

Dean Smith ‘They are very similar to us in the way they have built the squad,”. “They are steadily building something. They have pace on both sides so we will have to be at our best.’

Colchester Team News:

Sam Walker, Alex Wynter, Richard Brindley and Kane Vincent-Young are out.

Gavin Massey and Owen Garvan are rated 50/50.

Player to watch: Darren Ambrose

The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace winger will be hoping to use his experience over young Walsall wing back Rico Henry.

Walsall Team News:

Walsall are without Neil Etheridge, Sam Mantom and Isaiah Osbourne for the trip to Colchester and are sweating on the fitness of James O’Connor.

Andy Taylor and Rico Henry have shaken off their injury worries.

Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw

Bradshaw has been in poor form recently with only one goal in his last four.

Tom will be hoping to add more goals to his tally.

Match Facts & Stats

The Saddlers are yet to lose on their travels this season, conceding just two goals.

Colchester on the other hand have conceded eleven goals in their last four games.

Ref Watch:


The match officials have been announced for this Saturday’s League 1 trip to Colchester.

Match Officials are as follows

REFEREE – Sebastian Stockbridge
Linesmen – Matt Foley and Matthew Donohue
Fourth Official – Darren Blunden

Stockbridge has officiated two games involving the Saddlers in recent years.

His most memorable was the sending off of Sam Mantom against Preston at Deepdale in which the Lilywhites won 2-1.

Match Prediction:

Given the form of both sides I cannot see Walsall losing this one and considering they have conceded only two goals in seven, another clean sheet is the best bet.

2-0 Walsall – Bradshaw and Evans.

Next Fixtures:

31.10.15 – WALSALL v Gillingham