We welcome Millwall to the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday as two of last seasons play off teams battle it out. Both Neil Harris and Jon Whitney are under fire as both clubs languish in the bottom seven, with Walsall now in the relegation zone.
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Walsall Team News:
Walsall welcome back Scott Laird who missed Tuesday nights defeat to his parent club Scunthorpe.
Reece Flanagan is only long term absentee – lets see what team we play tomorrow – I have no idea.
Player to watch: Erhun Oztumer
Oztumer and Etheridge are the only two that have shone so far this season, the rest have been inconsistent (when theyre fit!) Oztumer has earned glowing references from other League 1 managers and fans for his four goals so far this term.
Millwall Team News:
Millwall are hoping Shaun Cummings can overcome his hamstring problem to return to action for the trip, having eased back into training last week.
Youngster Kris Twardek continues to step up his return to training after a broken toe so could come into contention.
Defender Sid Nelson was fit enough to take a place on the bench as an unused substitute in midweek, so he will be aiming to force his way into the starting line-up.
The Lions will still be without striker Aiden O’Brien, however, with the 22-year-old missing through knee trouble and not expected back in action until the end of October.
Player to watch: Steve Morison
Morison has continued from last season scoring four goals in a struggling Millwall side.
Morison has scored three times against the Saddlers in our past six encounters.
Match Facts & Stats
Walsall have won just once in their last nine league games.
Millwall have not won in their last five games.
Millwall have one of the worst defensive record in England having conceded a staggering 20 goals in their opening 10 games.
The Saddlers have beaten Millwall just one in the past nine meetings – W1 D2 L6
Referee – LEE PROBERT
Adam Matthews and Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official Ryan Johnson
Mr L Probert has dished out a staggering six red cards in his last twelve games.
Probert has officiated just one game involving the Saddlers – our 2-1 defeat away to Tranmere in 2008.
If a defeat means the end of Jon Whitneys tenure then part of me would take that tomorrow. However I think he is here for a bit longer yet so lets get a bloody win and get out of the relegation zone! 2-1 Walsall.
Sheff Utd v WALSALL – EFL Trophy