We make the short journey to Cheshire as we face a struggling Crewe side – knowing a victory is paramount given our next two games!
Crewe Team News:
Crewe are set to name an unchanged team for the visit of the second-placed Saddlers, with on-loan Southampton forward Ryan Seager continuing in attack.
Midfielder Billy Bingham is nearing a return to action after three weeks out with a hamstring strain, while Callum Saunders could feature after overcoming an ankle injury.
Player to watch: Marcus Haber
The defender knows how to score against Walsall and given his two goals in recent weeks he will be hoping to continue his goalscoring exploits against the Saddlers.
Walsall Team News:
Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is fit to face his former loan club after missing the Millwall defeat with a gashed knee.
But top scorer Tom Bradshaw is a doubt after limping out of last week
Player to watch: Romaine Sawyers
If its not Tom Bradshaw scoring against Crewe, its our playmakers. Craig Westcarr has scored a few in recent seasons against Crewe and you would fancy Sawyers adding his first goal since October this weekend.
Match Facts & Stats
The Saddlers have not lost on their travels since November.
Crewe are undefeated in their last four games.
8 of the last 12 games between both sides has ended in a draw.
Referee – DARREN HANDLEY
Declan Bourne and Paul Thompson
Fourth Official Jonathan Hunt
Handley has dished out forty seven yellow cards so far this season, two reds but more interestingly has awarded eight penalties in fourteen games!
Considering 8 of the last 12 have ended in a draw between both sides, if I was a betting man I would go for 1-1 but as im not and im still confident we are going up I will go 2-0 Walsall – Mantom and Sawyers.
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