Stevenage v Walsall: Match Preview

Here we take a look ahead to this weekend's League Two clash between Stevenage and Walsall.
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News and Views

Following their midweek defeat to Cheltenham Town, Brian Dutton and his Saddlers make the trip to Broadhall Way where they will face Stevenage in their 28th outing of the League Two campaign.

With recently-appointed Head Coach Dutton now having a few days to shape his side, the man who replaced Darrell Clarke will be hoping to see some improvement from his team as they look to return to winning ways.

Despite suffering a defeat in midweek the Saddlers were able to display their new passing style of play as Brian looks to return to a team keen to attack rather than one which seeks to sit back.

With the injury list hopefully shrinking the manager should have a few more players to call upon, and the added numbers will be welcome given the hectic schedule which sees the Reds play twice a week for the foreseeable future.

Alex Revell's Stevenage arrive at this weekend's game on the back of a one-nil victory over Crawley Town as Elliot Osborne's late goal proved to be enough to secure all three points for the travelling Boro side.

Head to Head

Walsall and Stevenage have met on just eight previous occasions and its all square with neither side having any win/loss advantage with the Saddlers and the Boro winning two games each.

There have also been four draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday, 26th November 2011 as the two sides met in a League One clash in which neither side could gain an advantage as the match ended all-square at nil-nil.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Antony Coggins, who is based in Oxfordshire, will be the man in the middle as Walsall look to bounce back from their midweek defeat to Cheltenham Town.

Michael Chard and Michael Begley have been named as assistant referees, whilst Marc Wilson 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.

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