Matthew Taylor 'Looking Forward' to Walsall's Cup Clashes Matthew Taylor 'Looking Forward' to Walsall's Cup Clashes
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Matthew Taylor 'Looking Forward' to Walsall's Cup Clashes

The Saddlers gaffer is looking forward to playing in front of the fans as more fixtures have been confirmed.
Matt Taylor Walsall FC.
Walsall Head Coach Matthew Taylor has spoken following the recent Carabao Cup and Papa John's Trophy draws and admitted he is looking forward to a few challenging clashes.

Taylor's team will face League One's Doncaster Rovers in Round One of the Carabao Cup whilst also taking on Forest Green Rovers, Northampton Town, and Brighton & Hove Albion U21s in the EFL Trophy.

Both draws were made on Thursday afternoon, adding to the Saddlers' League Two schedule, which had been confirmed earlier in the day, and giving the Head Coach something to build up to as he continues to shape his side ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Speaking via the club's official website, Matthew began by looking at the Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster, where he welcomed the opportunity to take on Rovers at the Banks's.

Taylor said; "It’s great for us that we have got a home tie in the first round of the Carabao Cup against a team in a higher division that ours.
"Doncaster Rovers will offer us a really challenging test right at the start of the season, and it will be a really good occasion for us.
"With that draw happening, it now means we have three home games in a row at the start of the season after the opener against Tranmere Rovers, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the team play in front of a home crowd."

Taylor then went on to look at the Papa Johns Trophy and is looking forward to taking on a couple of the teams his side are more than familiar with before facing an unknown foe in Brighton's Under-21s.

Moving on to look at the upcoming EFL Trophy outings, Taylor continued; "We have also been drawn against Forest Green Rovers, Northampton Town and Brighton and Hove Albion Under 21s in the Papa Johns Trophy.
"All three of our opponents will provide us with a different test, especially Brighton, and they will be a bit of an unknown quantity to us, but they’re tests that I am really looking forward to."
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