The Saddlers have this morning confirmed our first pre-season friendly of the summer – we will face League 2 side Cheltenham Town on Saturday 28th July (kick-off 3pm).
— Walsall FC Official (@WFCOfficial) May 29, 2018
The Saddlers have faced Cheltenham just six times in our history – winning three and drawing three.
Cheltenham are managed by former Yeovil and Bristol City boss Gary Johnson. Cheltenham struggled in League 2 last season and finished 17th.
The last time both sides met was in 2009 where Michael Townsend put the ball into his own net as the Saddlers salvaged a draw at the Banks’s Stadium.
The last time both sides met at Whaddon Road the game ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
Given we don’t face Cheltenham very often and it’s a relatively short drive (1 hour and 16 minutes to be exact) we will take it and prepare ourselves for the annual home games against Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion!
Confirmed Pre Season Friendlies
Saturday 28th July (3pm) v Cheltenham (a)