Match Preview: v Stevenage (A) Match Preview: v Stevenage (A)
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Match Preview: v Stevenage (A)

Here we take a look ahead to this weekend's meeting between the Saddlers and Stevenage.
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Pre-Match News

The Saddlers opened the new year with a three-all draw at home to Newport County, and a match which saw forward Conor Wilkinson take centre stage, netting two goals as he helped the team secure a point, but not before netting an own-goal in the middle of his brace.
The result, which produced a spine-tingling reaction from the fans in attendance as Wilkinson secured a point deep into second-half stoppage time, also saw the team refuse to bow down as they levelled the scores on no less than three separate occasions.

Although the fact that the team conceded three goals at home is never a nice one, the determined display was a welcome one as the players refused to be denied as they ensured a point on the opening day of the year.
Opponents Stevenage have endured a tough time of late as they haven't tasted victory in any of their last six league games, with their most recent triumph coming at the expense of Colchester United on 20th November.
Head to Head

Walsall and Stevenage have met on just ten previous occasions, and it's the Saddlers who hold a narrow win/loss advantage, having won three times compared to Boro's two.

There have also been five draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday, 26th November 2011 as the two sides met in a League One clash in which neither side could gain an advantage as the match ended all-square at nil-nil.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that James Oldham, who is based in Derbyshire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Paul Kelly and Greg Read have been named assistant referees. Daniel Bonneywell will act as Fourth Official.


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