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Walsall v Barrow: Match Preview

Here we take a look ahead to Friday evening's League Two clash between Walsall and Barrow.
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News and Views

With last weekend's late-late defeat to Cambridge United still fresh in our minds the Saddlers must now turn their attention to Friday's clash with Barrow, in a match which could easily be described as a six-pointer.

The Saddlers have been in poor form for quite some time and are in desperate need of a win, not least to boost morale along with securing some much-needed points to help to shorten the steadily growing relegation odds.

With goal-scoring opportunities continuing to be something of a premium, the time has come for one of the Saddlers' squad to step up to the plate and begin to show they are the person to replace Elijah Adebayo.

As Barrow currently enjoy a game in hand over the Saddlers the win is all that more important if the Reds are to half a run which has seen the win just one of their last thirteen outings, a spell of truly dismal form.

Our opponents will arrive at kick-off on the back of a two-nil victory over Mansfield Town, a result which allowed them to move out of the drop zone - Southend United being the team to replace them.

Head to Head

The Saddlers and Bluebirds have met on thirty-three previous occasions and its Walsall who hold an overall lead having won fourteen times compared to Barrow's ten.

There have also been a total of nine draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Fellows Park on Saturday, 4th February 1922 as the two sides faced-off in a Division Three (North) clash which saw the Saddlers secure the win by three-goals-to-one.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Carl Brook, who is based in East Sussex, will be the man in the middle as Walsall hope to halt their latest spell of poor form.

John Flynn and Kevin Howick have been named as assistant referees, whilst Christopher Kidd will act as Fourth Official.

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Catch the Match

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