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Dean Keates Expects Struggling Oxford to Pose a Threat

The U's, who are currently managed by Karl Robinson, sit one place above the foot of the table heading into this weekend's meeting, and have secured victory in just one of their opening eight league games, something they will need to improve upon if they aren't to be one of the sides struggling for the whole campaign.

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Staffordshire Senior Cup: Walsall Win on Penalties to Reach Round Two

John Ward's Walsall Development side went into this evening's match with something of a young line-up as first-team boss Dean Keates looked to rest his senior side ahead of this weekend's League One clash with Oxford United.

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Join the Club: Matchday Volunteer Vacancies

A brand new Family Fun Zone is currently under construction in the St Francis Group Community Stand and is expected to open in mid-November, although an official date is not yet confirmed. The Fan Zone will have features for fans young and old, including a soft play area, a gaming section with PlayStation and XboX consoles, and a bar.

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Staffordshire Senior Cup: Walsall to Face Wolves Sporting This Evening

Staffordshire Senior Cup: Walsall to Face Wolves Sporting This Evening

The Saddlers, who are managed by John Ward, haven't entered the Central League this season but will not be short of action as are hoping to make progress in the Staffordshire, Birmingham, and Walsall Senior Cups along with the Central League Cup and several behind closed doors friendlies in what still looks to be a packed fixture list.

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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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