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Leigh Pomlett Thankful For Fans' Support

Leigh Pomlett Thankful For Fans' Support

Pomlett, who is working with first-team manager Darrell Clarke ahead of the upcoming January Transfer Window, went on to praise the team for their recent upturn in form before confirming plans for a Fans Focus meeting in January.

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Match Preview: v Macclesfield Town (H)

Match Preview: v Macclesfield Town (H)

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Walsall News and Views
Heading into the clash on the back of a welcome win over Port Vale, which saw Elijah Adebayo net his third goal of the season, the Saddlers will reach the clash with Macclesfield with a seven point advantage over the relegation zone.

In search of a third win in four league games, Darrell Clarke's Saddlers will be looking to replicate the defensive display which saw they prevent the Valiants from securing a single shot on target as Adebayo's solo strike proved to be enough to take three much-needed points.

With four games to come between now and the New Year, points against teams like Macclesfield could prove to be crucial when we reach the business end of the season and may also help the manager when he comes to negotiate with prospective new recruits in January.

On the injury front, left-back Callum Cockerill-Mollett, who limped off during the early stages of the recent EFL Trophy triumph over Chelsea U21s, is among the Saddlers' injury list and is working towards a return to the first-team.

Opposition News
Macclesfield Town sit two places and one point above the Saddlers and head into this weekend's clash on the back of a run of three straight draws, with the trio of stalemates producing just two goals.

Managed by Daryl McMahon, the Silkmen will be hoping to return to winning ways as they visit the West Midlands as their outstanding legal and financial issues may well result in a loss of points or even league status with players and staff going unpaid.

Head to Head
Walsall and Macclesfield have met on just nine previous occasions and its the Saddlers who hold a narrow win/loss advantage having won on four occasions compared to the Slikmen's three.

There have also been two over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Moss Rose on Saturday, 6th December 1997 as the Saddlers and Silkmen met in an FA Cup - Second Round clash which saw Walsall win by seven-goals-to-nil as Roger Boli (2), John Hodge (2), Adrian Viveash, and Gary Porter (2) all got on the scoresheet.

The most recent league meeting was a League Two clash which took place at Moss Rose on Tuesday, 30th January 2007 and saw the Saddlers win by two goals to nil as former manager and midfielder Dean Keates bagged a well-deserved brace.

The Man in the Middle
We now know that James Oldham, who is based in Derbyshire, will be the man in the middle with Christopher Husband and Ian Smedley being named as assistant referees, whilst Simon Shaw will act as Fourth Official.

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Poll: Walsall v Macclesfield Town

Poll: Walsall v Macclesfield Town

Walsall will be hoping to build upon Saturday's welcome win over Port Vale - Elijah Adebayo grabbing the only goal of the game to secure the points for the Saddlers - whilst the Silkmen are searching for an all-too rare victory having failed to secure maximum points in any of their last five league outings.

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