Date: 20th April 2018 at 9:10am
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We head to Scunthorpe for the first of our four cup finals as we continue to fight for our survival in League 1 – how did it come to this?! Time for the players to stop talking and to start walking. No more excuses. Survive or be seen as failures, its upto you.

Vital Quotes:


Daws ‘”I have seen them (Walsall) on five occasions recently and they have given everybody a hard game,” Daws said.

“They dominated the first half against Wimbledon last week, they came away with a point in a competitive game against Oldham, beat Bury and made it difficult for Portsmouth.

“People are fighting for their careers and lives in football so we have to be at our best between now and whenever our season finishes.”

Scunthorpe Team News:

Scunthorpe will only be missing long term absentee Luke Williams – he will be out for the rest of the season with a hamstring problem.

Player to watch: Josh Morris

Morris is one of the best midfielders outside the top two divisions but has scored only eleven goals this season – he will still be their danger man having scored three goals against the Saddlers in the last three games.

Walsall Team News:

The Saddlers were given a boost this week that on loan defender Jack Fitzwater is fit and ready to play despite going off with an injury on Saturday.

The Saddlers will be without long term absentee Joe Edwards and the guy who vanishes more than Houdini – Krystian Bielik.

Player to watch: Our Attack

All eyes will be on the Walsall front line once more as we still await a permanent Walsall player to find the back of the net for the first time in seven games! Only on loan players Ngoy and Fitzwater have scored recently.

Match Facts & Stats

Surprisingly the Saddlers have lost just once at Glanford Park in our last seven visits. This came in 2014 where Adelakun and McSheffrey were the difference.

Scunthorpe have not won at home in their last seven, drawing three and losing four.

The Saddlers have won just one away game in our last eleven.

In three of the last seven years Scunthorpe have beaten the Saddlers 4-1 (all at the Banks’s Stadium)

Ref Watch:

Referee – DAVID WEBB
Linespeople – Barry Gordon and Helen Byrne
Fourth Official: Ian Smedley

Match Prediction:

If we aint positive then who will? Scunthorpes home record is atrocious lately and we do seem to be grinding out games alot more (apart from Wimbledon last weekend!) so for that I will say we will come home with a point. Will it be enough? God only knows.

Vital Prediction – Scunthorpe 1-1 Walsall

Next Fixtures:

28.04.18 – WALSALL v Northampton

 

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