We make the journey to Scunthorpe hoping to get our first win of the season and inflict Scunthorpe’s 4th defeat of the season.
Scunthorpe Team News:
Scunthorpe striker Deon Burton (knee) has joined Dave Syers, David Mirfin, Sam Slocombe and James Severn on the injury list for six to eight weeks.
United chase a first League One win this term and have Billy Kee back after he was cup-tied in the loss to Reading.
Player to watch: Paddy Madden
Madden surprisingly joined Scunthorpe then in League 2 despite topping the League 1 charts with yeovil a year earlier.
Madden will score if you give him the chance so will need to be on guard this weekend.
Walsall Team News:
Walsalll will hand debut to former Coventry striker, Mathieu Manset following his arrival on Tuesday.
Walsall could possibly welcome back James Chambers to the starting X1 after shaking off his hamstring injury.
Mantom, Purkiss and Cook are still out.
Player to watch: Mathieu Manset
‘The beast’ will make his Saddlers debut this weekend with the whole of Walsall hoping he can end our poor goalscoring tally. Manset impressed whilst on loan and will be a different option.
Match Facts & Stats
Walsall havent lost at Scunthorpe since 1994 (W3 D2)
Our last visit ended in a 0-0 draw after Neil Canavan scored a last minute goal.
Mr A Davies from Hampshire is the man in the middle.
Davies last officiated a Walsall game in 2012 when he sent off Febian Brandy against Bournemouth.
Neither Scunthorpe nor Walsall can score many at present however given the home sides poor defensive record, I will go for a 2-0 Walsall win.
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