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Dean Keates: 'Cobblers Clash is the Biggest in a Couple of Years'

Dean Keates: 'Cobblers Clash is the Biggest in a Couple of Years'

The manager, who has been able to improve the performance of the defence since he replaced Jon Whitney at the helm, admitted that the club's league position is a little better following Oldham Athletic and Rochdale's respective midweek results but they have to take something from their upcoming games.

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Ref Watch: v Northampton Town (H)

Ref Watch: v Northampton Town (H)

Walsall arrive at this weekend's match on the back of another disappointing defeat, this time they were beaten by Play-Off chasing Scunthorpe United, who secured the win via Ryan Yates' second-half header, edging Walsall ever-closer to the relegation zone.

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Central League: Hartlepool United 1 Walsall 5

Central League: Hartlepool United 1 Walsall 5

Ahead of this afternoon's match John Ward's mid-table Saddlers were most recently in action last week in a clash which saw a strong side defeat Grimsby Town by one-goal-to-nil as Ben Kendrick was on hand to give his side the lead mid-way through the second-half.

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