Date: 28th December 2016 at 4:30pm
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Walsall are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after the Boxing Day festive action.

The performance by Scott Laird in the one nil victory over Port Vale on Monday at Vale Park was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other most impressive performers in the Football League pyramid.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Laird was selected as part of the team but explaining the choice – the FL blurb read.

‘Laird grabbed a first-half winner for Walsall, who overcame Port Vale on Boxing Day. The full-back performed his defensive duties ably, too, making a last-gasp block to help the Saddlers to a clean sheet and a 1-0 win.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Laird for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the win.

Full Team:

Adam Davies (Barnsley), Scott Laird (Walsall), David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers), Jacob Bedeau (Bury), Luke Ayling (Leeds United), Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers), Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday), Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient), Simon Cox (Southend United), Ian Henderson (Rochdale), Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Manager – Paul Cook (Portsmouth).