We welcome Scunthorpe to the Banks’s Stadium knowing we need a victory and fast to stop the doubts and fears around the club at present!
O’Driscoll ”You don`t want to worry too much about the opposition. You have got to understand what is coming at you and what their strengths are.
“But for us, the sooner we can get fluid – the better we are as a team. Sometimes, you have to find different ways to do that.
“Sometimes it means playing from the back, other times it means getting the ball forward quickly.
‘It`s about trying to understand in each specific game what you have to do. But our levels of performance have been first class this season.
“Now we are concentrating on making sure we put in another impressive performance tonight.”
Walsall Team News:
Will he wont he? – Rico Henry has had a mystery ankle injury which has kept him out of SOD’s main plans since hes been in charge. Will he be recalled? – probably not.
Walsall should have Paul Downing available despite picking up a knock at the weekend.
Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw
Very difficult to pick a Walsall player ‘to watch’ at the moment but as he scored one of the last few goals v the Irons we have to go with Tom Bradshaw.
Scunthorpe Team News:
Scunthorpe midfielder Luke Williams is hoping to win his fitness battle and be included in the squad.
Williams has missed the last three games due to a leg injury sustained in the recent home win against Southend but has returned to full training and could be among the substitutes.
Captain Stephen Dawson was forced off in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Oldham with a tight hamstring but is expected to be fit.
Manager Nick Daws has no other new injury or suspension problems, while Gary McSheffrey, Greg Luer and Kyle Wootton, who scored the equaliser at the weekend, are pushing for recalls.
Player to watch: Paddy Madden
Madden has scored eighteen goals already this season in a struggling side so Downing and O’Connor will need to be at their very best.
Match Facts & Stats
The Saddlers have not won in four league games.
Scunthorpe have defeated Walsall 4-1 on their last two trips to the Banks’s Stadium.
Walsall have kept just one clean sheet in 2016 – coming last Saturday v Burton.
Mr G.Eltringham is the man in the middle.
He has officiated six Walsall games, with the Saddlers winning three, drawing two and losing one.
He has dismissed two Walsall players in those six games – Mark Hughes and Dean Holden.
I am beginning to lose faith in both our predictions and our season so im hoping for a victory!
Walsall to win 2-1.
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