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Preview: Walsall (H)

10 August 2018

United play their first home league game of the new season when they host Walsall on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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11 August 2018

The Iron head into the game looking to build on the positivity of defeating Coventry City 2-1 in their season opener at the Ricoh Arena last week.

Meanwhile, the Saddlers enjoyed opening day success themselves, beating Plymouth Argyle 2-1 at the Banks’s Stadium.

TEAM NEWS

Josh Morris has returned to training ahead of the game, after being given the green light last week. He's been able to do a lot of fitness work over the summer but hasn't played a game since May, so the coaching staff will use the information available from the club's medical team to make the best decision on whether he's in contention for a place on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Funso Ojo will be assessed ahead of the match after coming on as a substitute and making an impact last week. He missed the pre-season games, so that will be considered in terms of his game time.

Skipper Rory McArdle returns from suspension and will also be assessed as he recovers from a heel injury.

Elsewhere, Matt Gilks remains absent with a long-term knee injury.

Ryan Colclough could come into the squad after signing on transfer deadline day, while George Thomas will also be hoping to make his Iron debut.

PAST MEETINGS

Ryan Yates headed home the winner late in the second half during our last meeting against Walsall at Glanford Park, which ended 1-0 in April 2018.

Earlier that campaign, Scunthorpe had been defeated 1-0 by the Saddlers at the Banks’s Stadium.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 21 Apr LG 1 Iron 1-0 Walsall Yates
2017-18 - Sat 9 Dec LG 1 Walsall 1-0 Iron  
2016-17 - Tue 14 Feb LG 1 Iron 0-0 Walsall  
2016-17 - Tue 27 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Morris 3, Bishop 
2015-16 - Tue 1 Mar  LG 1  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
2015-16 - Tue 29 Sep  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2014-15 - Sat 10 Jan  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Chambers (og), Hopper, Madden, Bishop 
2014-15 - Sat 30 Aug  LG 1  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Adelakun, McSheffrey 
2012-13 - Sat 14 Apr  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Canavan 
2012-13 - Tue 6 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-4 Iron  Canavan 2, Duffy, Clarke 
2011-12 - Tue 21 Feb  LG 1  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
2011-12 - Sat 17 Sep  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Thompson, Ryan 
2008-09 - Tue 3 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Walsall  Odejayi 
2008-09 - Sat 8 Nov  LG 1  Walsall 1-3 Iron  Hooper 2, Hurst 
2008-09 - Sat 16 Aug  LG 1  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Thompson 
2005-06 - Sat 11 Feb  LG 1  Walsall 2-2 Iron  Keogh, MacKenzie 
2005-06 - Sat 24 Sep  LG 1  Iron 1-3 Walsall  Sharp 
1994-95 - Sat 29 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Gregory 
1994-95 - Sat 10 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-1 Walsall   
1993-94 - Mon 3 Jan  DIV 3  Iron 5-0 Walsall  Martin, Smith, Bullimore, Carmichael, Henderson 
1993-94 - Tue 14 Dec  FAC R2 R  Iron 0-0 Walsall 
(Iron win 7-6 on pens) 
 
1993-94 - Sat 4 Dec  FAC R2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Carmichael 
1993-94 - Tue 31 Aug  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1992-93 - Sat 20 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 3-2 Iron  Stevenson, Helliwell 
1992-93 - Tue 1 Sep  DIV 3  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Elliott, Helliwell 
1991-92 - Sat 7 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 2-1 Iron  Buckley 
1991-92 - Sat 25 Jan  DIV 4  Iron 1-1 Walsall  White 
1990-91 - Tue 12 Mar  DIV 4  Iron 1-0 Walsall  Daws 
1990-91 - Tue 2 Oct  DIV 4  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1983-84 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Bell 
1983-84 - Sat 5 Nov  DIV 3  Iron 0-0 Walsall   
1979-80 - Sat 15 Mar  DIV 4  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Partridge 
1979-80 - Sat 6 Oct  DIV 4  Iron 2-2 Walsall  Green, O'Berg 
1972-73 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 3  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Collier 
1972-73 - Tue 29 Aug  DIV 3  Iron 2-1 Walsall  Fletcher, Kirk 
1967-68 - Sat 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1967-68 - Sat 7 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 2-5 Walsall  Barton 2 
1966-67 - Fri 24 Feb  DIV 3  Walsall 0-0 Iron   
1966-67 - Sat 8 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 2-0 Iron   
1965-66 - Sat 21 May  DIV 3  Iron 4-2 Walsall  Sloan 2, Thomas, Bedford 
1965-66 - Sat 8 Jan  DIV 3  Walsall 3-0 Iron   
1964-65 - Tue 20 Oct  DIV 3  Walsall 1-2 Iron  Scott, Lawther 
1964-65 - Tue 13 Oct  DIV 3  Iron 4-0 Walsall  Lawther 2, Scott, Hutton 
1962-63 - Sat 20 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 1-1 Iron  Wilson 
1962-63 - Fri 30 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 2-0 Walsall  Brownsword, McPherson (og) 
1961-62 - Sat 28 Apr  DIV 2  Walsall 4-1 Iron  McGuigan 
1961-62 - Tue 6 Mar  DIV 2  Iron 2-1 Walsall  McGuigan, Hodgson 

Our full record against Walsall is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 23  11  7 35  21 
Away 24  10  32  36 
TOTAL 47 16  17  14  67  57 

ONE TO WATCH

Forward Andy Cook netted the Saddlers’ first goal during last week’s victory over Plymouth, on what was his debut for the club.

The highly sought-after striker bagged 27 goals last season as Tranmere gained promotion back to the EFL.

He scored in 10-man Rovers’ 2-1 National League Play-Off Final win against Boreham Wood.

Cook will be seeking to build on his good start when his side travel to Glanford Park this weekend.

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