Date: 4th February 2017 at 9:27am
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The Saddlers cap off a busy week of football with a home fixture against Justin Edinburgh`s Northampton Town.

Jon Whitney has been able to name the same team and formation for the past four matches, however with captain Adam Chambers a doubt after hobbling off on Wednesday, Whitney may be forced into a change of personnel and/or formation.


The safe option, and the most likely one, will either be a return to the side for Scott Laird at LWB and Joe Edwards shifting into central midfield, or a straight swap for George Dobson.

The more adventurous option would be for a change in shape to 4-2-3-1 with Edwards and Isaiah Osbourne sitting and Morris, Oztumer and Randall as the attacking midfield three.

However, the success over the past four matches probably means that Whitney will stick with wing-backs for this week at least.

Previous meeting

The Saddlers travelled to Sixfields earlier in the season and put in one of the many uninspiring performances that became all too common in the latter part of 2016. Ex Portsmouth and set-piece specialist, Matt Taylor, popped up in the Walsall box half way through the first half to nod past Neil Etheridge. The Saddlers never got going and Alex Revell made it 2-0 from the penalty spot late on.

Northampton Town news

The Cobblers defeated crisis club Coventry City 3-0 last week with on-loan Keshi Anderson firing a second half hat-trick. Sam Hoskins, Brendan Moloney and Revell will all miss out through injury, however Gabriel Zakuani could feature after returning from the African Cup of Nations.

Justin Edinburgh has already taken four points from the Saddlers this season following a win and a draw with previous club Gillingham. However, Whitney did come out on top against Edinburgh last season as Jordy Hiwula sealed a 2-1 win at Priestfield.


If we truly #IBelieve then this is a game we have to get three points. For some reason though I`m not that confident and can see us slipping up and drawing 1-1.

What do you think the score will be?