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

Here we take a look ahead to Saturday's League Two meeting between the Saddlers and Exeter City.
Don't forget to join us across our social media channels where we'll bring you all the matchday build-up, in-game updates, and post-match reaction as the Saddlers return to action.

Pre-Match News & Views
 
Matthew Taylor's Saddlers return to action on Saturday afternoon as they take on Matty Taylor's Exeter City at Banks's Stadium.
 
After suffering their second defeat in a row, Mansfield Town earning a two-nil triumph last weekend, the Reds are in dire need of a return to winning ways after triumphing in just one of their last six league games.
 
Just a brief look at social media will tell you that fan faith is beginning to wane as their team continue to struggle for form, and, possibly more importantly, a solid performance. And, it's difficult to see how things are going to improve, at least in the short term.
 
With the Transfer Window currently ajar, we hope the powers-that-be will look to add strength across the pitch as, following the departure of Ash Taylor and Otis Khan, have added yet more pressure to an already thin squad.
 
Opponents Exeter have also been suffering from a poor spell of form. The Grecians won their most recent outing, a two-nil triumph over Scunthorpe United, but the win was their first in some seven league games.

Head to Head

Walsall and Exeter City have met on eighty-two previous occasions, and it's the Saddlers who hold a comfortable win/loss advantage, having won on forty occasions compared to the Grecians' twenty-six.

There have also been sixteen draws in the history of the fixture, a history which began at St James Park on Saturday, 17th December 1927 as the Saddlers and Grecians met in a Division Three (South) clash which our hosts would go on to win by three-goals-to-nil.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Darren Handley, who is based in Lancashire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Oliver Bickle and Declan Ford have been named assistant referees. Paul Graham will act as Fourth Official.

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