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Match Preview: Walsall v Salford City
Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two clash with Salford City.
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Pre-Match News & Views

Matthew Taylor's Saddlers arrive at this weekend's clash on the back of last weekend's two-all draw with title-chasing Exeter City and a midweek EFL Trophy bonus point win over Northampton Town.
 
It's fair to say the Reds haven't pulled up any trees so far this season, and, with ten league games on the board, have struggled to mount a challenge on the relative safety of mid-table, picking up less than a point-per-game so far.
 
The draw with Exeter gave us the best and worse of the current crop. The team started the game well and, despite conceding an early goal, should have taken all three points from the Play-Off-chasing Grecians, but instead had to settle for a point as they failed to capitalise upon several openings.
 
The midweek clash with the Cobblers gave the manager an opportunity to give some of the fringe players some match minutes and, as the injury list continues to play an active role in his squad selection, will mean the boss has a better understanding of the options currently at his disposal.
 
Opponents Salford were also in EFL Trophy action in midweek as they slipped to a two-nil defeat to Tranmere Rovers, their second loss in as many games against the Super Whites.

City's league form sees them sit fifteenth in the table having won three, drawn three, and lost four of their ten games and will be looking to build upon last weekend's two-nil triumph over Colchester United.
 
 
Head to Head

The Saddlers and Ammies have only met on four previous occasions, and it's Salford who hold an overall head-to-head lead, having win three times compared to Walsall's one.

The first meeting took place at Banks's Stadium on Saturday, 5th October 2019 and saw the visitors ease to victory by three-goal-to-nil as Luke Armstrong, Jake Jervis, and Ibou Touray all hit the back of the net.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Trevor Kettle, who is based in Rutland, will be the man in the middle, whilst Andrew Aylott and Richard Morris have been named assistant referees. Ravel Cheosiaua will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
9
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
37
2
PENALTIES
4

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