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Walsall Academy Goalkeeper Trials

The sessions are only for Under-8s to Under-16s (age groups are for season 2018/19). The Foundation Phase (Under-8s to Under-12s) session will run from 6pm until 7pm.

The Youth Development Phase (Under-13s to Under-16s) session will run from 7pm until 8pm.

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Ref Watch: v Oxford United (A)

Ref Watch: v Oxford United (A)

Dean Keates' Saddlers will arrive at this weekend's match on the back of their first league defeat of the season - a disappointing 4-1 loss to Doncaster Rovers - and will be hoping that Saturday's match officials have less of an impact on the contest, with last weekend's ref Antony Coggins firmly out of favour at Banks's Stadium.

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Dean Keates to Raise Training Tempo As Busy Schedule Begins to Ease

The Walsall-born boss, who took his side through seven unbeaten league games before they fell to Doncaster, admitted that he and Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Barnett have been working limit the amount of training the players have to do as they hope to avoid any burnouts.

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Dan Vann Returns to Walsall as Matlock Town Loan Comes to An End

Dan Vann Returns to Walsall as Matlock Town Loan Comes to An End

The Gladiators, who recently saw manager Dave Hoole quit the club following a disastrous start to the season, have found points hard to come by over recent weeks with the side suffering six all-competition defeats in a row and will need to get some more points on the board soon if they are to avoid relegation.

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Nicky Devlin: "We Have All Got to Stick Together"

The Saddlers were defeated by four-goals-to-one in a tense match which saw a series of controversial refereeing decisions frustrate players, club officials and supporters as the strong unbeaten start to the season was brought to an end as goals from John Marquis (PEN), Mallik Wilks, James Coppinger, and Matty Blair, cancelled out Morgan Ferrier's opener to secure all-three points for the visiting side.

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Dean Keates Insists Saturday's Teammate Tussle is 'Done and Dusted'

Summer signing Ferrier allowed anger and disappointment to get the better of him as, shortly after James Coppinger had put the visitors 3-1 up, he ran the length of the pitch to remonstrate with Leahy, with the pair having to be separated by teammates as tempers flared at the Banks's.

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Loan Watch: Slinn, Cockerill-Mollett, and Sangha All in Action

Summer signing Slinn is on season-long spell with Rushall Olympic, whilst academy products Vann, Cockerill-Mollett, Sangha, and Peters are enjoying short-term stays with Matlock Town, AFC Telford United, Ashton United, and Bromsgrove Sporting respectively.

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