Match Preview: v Salford City (H) Match Preview: v Salford City (H)
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Match Preview: v Salford City (H)

Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two clash with Salford City.
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Pre-Match Views

The Saddlers suffered their first defeat in seven games at the weekend as hosts Colchester United won by two goals to one, earning them a six-point advantage over the relegation zone in the process.

Whilst the result was far from a surprise, the Saddlers have had several peaks and troughs when it comes to form this season, the manner of the defeat should give us all cause for concern as the Reds entered a poor overall performance, on their way to a deserved defeat.

Heading into the match on the back of a welcome unbeaten spell. Brian Dutton's side simply were not at the races and will have to find their feet quickly if they are to avoid being pulled back towards the relegation zone.

Whilst they currently enjoy an eleven point advantage over twenty-third placed Southend United, there are twelve points still up for grabs, and however unlikely the odds, and other team's faltering form, we can't afford to rest on our laurels and have to earn that crucial safety securing point as soon as possible.

The injury status of Rory Holden is another worry as the former Bristol City man plays a major role in our attacking play and any game his misses is huge, especially given our proximity to the dropzone.

Opposition News

Visitors Salford City sit three points off the Play-Off places ahead of kick-off and will arrive at Tuesday evening's contest on the back of a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers, a result which they'll no doubt want to improve upon when they visit WS1 tomorrow.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Peter Wright, who is based on Merseyside, will be the man in the middle, whilst Kevin Howick and Steven Plane have been named assistant referees. Thomas Harty will act as Fourth Official.


Catch the Match

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