WOLVES Vs WALSALL - MATCH PREVIEW WOLVES Vs WALSALL - MATCH PREVIEW

WOLVES Vs WALSALL - MATCH PREVIEW

Walsall head into Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie on the back of three disappointing defeats, whilst Wolves have won four of their five league games, their only defeat so far coming in the shape of a Capital One Cup Round One defeat to Morcambe.
Walsall head into Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie on the back of three disappointing defeats, whilst Wolves have won four of their five league games, their only defeat so far coming in the shape of a Capital One Cup Round One defeat to Morcambe.

The Saddlers haven't beaten Wolves since the 1-2 league victory in August 1999, and of the few non-friendly games between the two sides, Walsall have won three to Wolves' five with a further five draws between the two.

Walsall once again expect to select from a fully-fit squad but may take the opportunity to rest a few of the regular starting XI.
"It’s a big game for us because it’s our next one and the chance for us to bounce back from Saturday,” he said. “We know that our last performance was poor and fell well below the standards that we have set ourselves, but we have analysed it as a group and now we move on. Tonight’s game is going to be a tough one; Wolves are one of the favourites to win League One, so, naturally, that makes them one of the favourites for this competition. That said, it’s a local derby and we’re sure to have a large and vocal backing. It’s a game that we face with relish and we are looking forward to getting out there and hopefully making progress in this competition. " - Dean Smith - Walsall manager.
Wolves will be without several first teamers, including captain Samuel Ricketts, top scorer Leigh Griffiths and Welsh Under-21 duo Lee Evans and Jake Cassidy.
"For Walsall tomorrow we’ll be missing Ricketts, Griffiths, Cassidy and Evans who are all unavailable due to international call-ups, So there will be at least four changes to the 18 and we will also have to see how Golbourne’s injury is. After those changes we will be as strong as we possibly can as we don’t play until a week on Saturday and it’s not like we are resting for Saturday 7th. We are in a situation where we will roll onto Tuesday and try and keep winning. It is not a situation this early in the season where I think players need a break. There will be changes for other players because there will be four enforced changes to the 18 and possibly five so naturally that will happen. That means good opportunities for players to come in and it will be interesting to see how they go." - Kenny Jackett, Wolves Head Coach
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