Match Preview: v Forest Green Rovers (A) Match Preview: v Forest Green Rovers (A)
By: Bescot Banter •

Match Preview: v Forest Green Rovers (A)

Here we take a look ahead to this weekend's League Two meeting between the Saddlers and Forest Green Rovers.
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
The Saddlers were able to end their lengthy winless run last weekend as they toppled title-chasing Tranmere, with Conor Wilkinson's late penalty proving to be enough to end a dreadful run which had seen the team fail to win any games since 2021 become 2022.
With new Head Cosch Michael Flynn taking charge for the first time since he replaced Matt Taylor in the dugout, the Saddlers will need to be at their best if they are to stand a chance against runaway leaders, Forest Green Rovers.
Managed by Rob Edwards, Rovers have lost just one of their last twenty league games, a run dating back to early October, and sit some eleven points clear of Tranmere - though Rovers do have two games in hand - and will no doubt be looking to add to their tally as they welcome Walsall to the 'Fully Charged New Lawn' this weekend.

Walsall should be buoyed by their recent victory over Tranmere, with the players keen to impress their new gaffer as they both look to aid in the climb towards safety and secure their spot in next season's squad.

It remains to see how much of an impact Flynn will have been able to have over a side he has only been working with for a few days, but we remain hopeful that he will be able to guide them to safety ahead of another busy summer at the Bescot.

Head to Head

Walsall and Forest Green have met on just seven previous occasions, and it's the Saddlers who hold a small head-to-head lead, having won on three occasions compared to Rovers' two.

There have also been two draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at Banks's Saturday, 10th August 2019 and saw James Hardy level the scores following Joseph Mills' late first-half penalty.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Alan Young, who is based in Cambridgeshire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Marvyn Amphlett and Danny Gratton have been named assistant referees. Kevin Howick will act as Fourth Official.


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