We welcome League 1 bottom club Colchester to the Banks’s Stadium, knowing a victory might throw us back into the top two.
Walsall Team News:
Walsall are sweating on fitness of captain Adam Chambers.
Isaiah Osbourne is still some way off full fitness.
Player to watch: Jordy Hiwula
Jordy Hiwula has been in great form since returning to the club on loan. He has scored one and assisted two on his return….he was just the tonic to help Tom Bradshaw out!
Colchester Team News:
Colchester could have veteran midfielder Darren Ambrose back from injury after he missed the 3-3 draw against Wigan.
Zimbabwean forward Macauley Bonne is expected to be available, despite having to come off during the second half against the Latics.
Defender Frankie Kent is another close to a return, having not been fully match-fit since the end of February.
Centre-back Alex Wynter has been given the all-clear to step up his training following a head injury, but midfielder Sammie Szmodics and striker Marvin Sordell are both out following ankle surgery.
Player to watch: George Moncur
Moncur has scored eleven goals from midfield in a struggling side. One that I want us to sign should there be a league between both sides next season.
Match Facts & Stats
The Saddlers have won their last two league games however their last home win came in 2015.
The Saddlers have lost once at home to Colchester in the past six years.
Colchester have the second worst away record this season, with just three wins in eighteen games – conceding an astonishing fifty one goals!
Referee for Saturday is Andy Haines.
Andy Haines is one that does love the sound of his own voice and gives cards out willy nilly. His last game involving the Saddlers saw Haines send Craig Morgan (Wigan) off in our 0-0 draw.
He has also sent Troy Deeney off for the Saddlers against Charlton in 2010.
The Saddlers have won two, drawn four and lost three when Haines has been in charge.
Given Colchesters away record, our current form you would go for a comprehensive Saddlers victory but lets remember we are at home!
Saying that players and fans are fired up for the run in. 3-1 Walsall, goals from Bradshaw, Hiwula and Mantom.
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