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Match Preview: v Salford City (A)

Here we take a look ahead to Boxing Day's League Two clash between the Saddlers and Salford City.
Don't forget you can join across social media where we'll bring you all the matchday build-up, in-game updates, and post-match reaction as Darrell Clarke and his Saddlers return to action.

News and Views

Heading into the match on the back of a quadruple of wins, Darrell Clarke's Saddlers are enjoying a superb spell of form as they sit just below the Play-Off places ahead of kick-off.

Last weekend's win over Port Vale gave us yet another example of the Reds' recently acquired fighting spirit as they battled back from being two-nil down to take all three points.

A brace of braces from defender Dan Scarr and on-loan Bournemouth striker Jake Scrimshaw were enough to see the Saddlers win by four-goals-to-three, extending December's unbeaten run to six games.

Opponents Salford are also enjoying a strong spell of form, losing just one of their last seven League Two outings, including last weekend's clash with Harrogate Town, which saw former Manchester United forward James Wilson grab the game's only goal on the way to a one-nil win.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Lancashire-based Scott Oldham, will be the man in the middle as Walsall look to build Saturday afternoon's narrow victory over Port Vale.

Wayne Grunnill and Abbas Khan have been named as assistant referees, whilst Paul Stonier will act as Fourth Official.

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Catch the Match

As we're still unable to attend the game in person we can catch the match via the club's in-house service - iFollow Walsall - which takes you through the highs and lows of each and every Saddlers match.

Not a iFollow Walsall subscriber? A range of options are available, including monthly, annual and gift subscriptions along with a £10 video pass which will enable you to watch the match.

You can purchase a subscription, or find further information on the service by clicking HERE.

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