With performances lately I really do get nervous when we are playing but with us on our travels this evening against bottom of the league, you feel slightly confident. However with us just five points off relegation – its squeaky bum time!
Smith ‘SATURDAY`S performance was disappointing. The players know that they fell below the standards that they have set themselves and we got what we deserved in the end.
We didn`t pass the ball in the opposition half enough and once Leyton Orient got their goal it gave them a lift and it was hard for us to get back into the game after that.
There were too many below-par performances out there, but the good thing is that we have a game straight away in order to attempt to put things right and get back into winning ways.’
Yeovil Team News:
New Yeovil loan signing Scott Loach could make his debut after arriving on an emergency deal from Rotherham.
With Artur Krysiak and Chris Weale both injured, goalkeeping coach Gareth Stewart came off the bench to save a penalty in the 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe.
Player to watch: Kiefer Moore
Moore has scored four goals in a struggling side this season and is feared most.
Walsall Team News:
Walsall forward Jordy Hiwula can play after extending his loan deal from Manchester City for a further month.
Defender Paul Downing (thigh) returns but Anthony Forde (groin) is doubtful and Rico Henry (shoulder)remains out
Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw
Our leading scorer returning on Saturday is the only positive news in recent weeks however he will need a few more games to get back to match fitness.
Match Facts & Stats
Walsall have not beaten Yeovil in their last eight matches against the Glovers.
Our last victory was a 3-1 win in 2009 thanks to goals from Darren Byfield, Steve Jones and Sam Parkin.
Yeovil Town conceded at least one goal in 81% of their home games.
Yeovil Town have scored 62% of their goals away.
61% of Walsall’s conceded goals were conceded at home.
Referee: Mr Charles Breakspear (Surrey)
Linesmen: Mr Andrew Bennett and Mr Colin Lymer
Fourth Official: Mr Mark Derrien
Mr Breakpear has officiated twenty three games this season, where he has issued seventy seven yellow cards, nine red cards and also awarded five penalties.
Mr Breakpear’s most recent Walsall game was our 3-0 home victory over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup last season.
Given our poor record against Yeovil and given our poor form in general, I will be happy to come back with a point.
07.03.15 – Barnsley v WALSALL
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