Date: 9th December 2016 at 9:48am
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We make our much needed return to league action hoping to replicate our victory at Sheffield United ten games ago.

Vital Quotes:

Pre match quotes due shortly….

Fleetwood Team News:

Defender Ashley Eastham is out after surgery on a broken jaw while midfielder Jimmy Ryan is sidelined for a few more weeks after undergoing a minor operation on a foot injury.
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Midfielders Michael Duckworth (groin) and Martyn Woolford (knee) are longer-term absentees.

Player to watch: David Ball

Ball has scored eight goals already this term which has pushed Fleetwood onto the brink of the play offs under new boss Uwe Rosler.

Walsall Team News:

Walsall have no fresh injury doubts with Maz Kouhyar and Reece Flanagan the only absentees.

Player to watch: Amadou Bakayoko

Will be interesting to see if Jon Whitney gives another chance to young striker Bakayoko following his winner at Sheffield United. Baka has scored six goals already this term.

Match Facts & Stats

The Saddlers have faced Fleetwood seven times in our history and still yet to taste defeat – winning six and drawing one.

Ref Watch:

Referee – Mr Rob Lewis
Linesmen – Richard Bartlett and Bob Roberts
Fourth official – Anthony Backhouse

Lewis has officiated four games involving the Saddlers recently, with all four games being at home. Saddlers have won one, drawn one and lost four when he has officiated.

Match Prediction:

I honestly think we will continue our good run against Fleetwood and continue where we left off against Sheffield United – Fleetwood 1-2 Walsall

Next Fixtures:

13.12.16 – WALSALL v Oldham – Checkatrade Trophy