PREVIEW: v CRAWLEY TOWN (A) PREVIEW: v CRAWLEY TOWN (A)

PREVIEW: v CRAWLEY TOWN (A)

This coming Tuesday evening Walsall travel to the CheckaTrade.com Broadfield Stadium to take on Crawley Town, in the latest round of Sky Bet League One fixtures.
This coming Tuesday evening Walsall travel to the CheckaTrade.com Broadfield Stadium to take on Crawley Town, in the latest round of Sky Bet League One fixtures.

The Saddlers arrive at the game on the back of an embarrassing defeat to bottom of the table side Crewe Alexandra.

The result brought an end to the Saddlers' unbeaten-at-home run which had stretched to four games.

 WALSALL TEAM NEWS 
Walsall could welcome back top scorer Tom Bradshaw, who has missed the last three games through injury. The Shrewsbury-born striker was rated 50/50 for last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Leicester City midfielder Michael Cain is in-line to make his debut, having completed his loan switch ahead of the registration deadline.

Central defender Paul Downing missed the Crewe defeat due to illness but may be fit to make the trip.

 OUR OPPONENTS 
Crawley Town will arrive at Tuesday's match on the back of an eventful 5-3 defeat to Notts County, a defeat which saw the Magpies climb out of the relegation zone, and gave the Red Devils their second goal-heavy defeat in just over a week, the Reds were defeated 4-1 by Peterborough United last weekend.

 HEAD TO HEAD 
In terms of head-to-head, of the four games played, Crawley hold a slight advantage, the Red Devils having notched the only victory in the fixtures history, with the remaining three meetings have ended in draws.

The sides first met on 17th November 2012, the match ending in a 2-2 draw at the Broadfield Stadium.

Their most recent clash took place last season, on 22nd February 2014, Crawley took all three points thanks to a Matt Tubbs brace.

 THE OFFICIALS 
Tuesday evening's referee will be Keith Stroud, who is based in Hampshire.

Referee Stroud has taken charge of twelve games this season, in various competitions, where he has issued sixty three yellow and one red card.

Mr Stroud's most recent Saddlers match took place last season, the match, which was against Bradford City, ended in a 2-2 draw with the Bantams Andy Gray picking up the only booking.

Carl Fitch and Mark Mellor are scheduled to be assisting the referee, whilst Nigel Lugg is due to be Fourth Official.

 TICKET NEWS 
Walsall have an allocation for sale from the Banks's Stadium Ticket Office at the following prices:

ADULTS: £22
OVER 65s: £18
U18s: £14
U11s: £6

Ambulant disabled supporters are priced applicable to age category with accompanying carer free of charge. Proof of carer status or middle to higher band of disability will be required. Wheelchair disabled supporters are also priced depending on age category with career free of charge - please contact Crawley Town FC direct on 01293-410 000 to purchase wheelchair tickets.

There will be a cash turnstile available on the night for adults only - any concessionary tickets can be purchased on the night, but for these you must go to the Ticket Office. Tickets are on advance sale up until 4.30pm on Monday.
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