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Preview: Walsall (A)

11 January 2019

The Iron will be travelling to the Banks's Stadium to face Walsall on Saturday 12th January (3.00pm) where they will be hoping to extend their good run of form in Sky Bet League One.

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11 January 2019

Stuart McCall’s side have won their last three games, which included victories against Wycombe, Peterborough and a 2-1 success over Coventry City last weekend.

James Perch opened the scoring for the Iron in the second-half against the Sky Blues before Levi Sutton hit home his first goal for the club. Coventry grabbed a goal back with 12 minutes remaining, but United held on to the three points to move them up to 17th in the table.

Meanwhile, Walsall were in Emirates FA Cup action last weekend, losing 5-2 away at Bolton. In the league, the Saddlers have gone five games without a win, with their last outing ending in defeat at Charlton on New Year’s Day. 

TEAM NEWS…

United boss Stuart McCall reported no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, though he provided an update on Matthew Lund. Lund has trained three times so far this week but the game will probably come too soon, as he looks to return from a knee problem.

Josh Morris faces a few weeks out with a fractured fibula and strained ankle ligaments. Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out but are edging closer to a return. Jordan Clarke is out for four months (knee), while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season.

Meanwhile, Lewis Butroid and George Hornshaw are back in training after their respective injuries.

PAST MEETINGS…

This season at Glanford Park, they played out a 1-1 draw in August. Striker Lee Novak hit first, but a Zeli Ismail penalty gave Walsall a equalising goal. 

At the Bescot Stadium last season, the Saddlers won 1-0. Although it ended in defeat for the Iron, goalkeeper Matt Gilks made a fine penalty save in the match.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2018-19 - Sat 11 Aug LG 1 Iron 1-1 Walsall Novak
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 24  11  8 36  22 
Away 24  10  32  36 
TOTAL 48 16  18  14  68  58 

ONE TO WATCH…

Striker Andy Cook is Walsall’s top scorer this season with 12 goals in all competitions and has found the back of the net in each of his last three games.

The 28-year-old joined Walsall in the summer of 2018 from Tranmere Rovers where he was extremely prolific in his two seasons there, scoring 51 goals in 89 appearances.

Cook has always been a keen scorer, having scored 135 goals in 324 games throughout his career.

Before playing for Walsall and Tranmere, the frontman had spells with Barrow, Grimsby and Carlisle. 

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…

Accrington Stanley vs Bristol Rovers
Barnsley vs Bradford City
Burton Albion vs Gillingham 
Coventry City vs AFC Wimbledon
Fleetwood Town vs Oxford United
Peterborough United vs Rochdale
Portsmouth vs Blackpool
Shrewsbury Town vs Charlton Athletic 
Southend United vs Plymouth Argyle 
Sunderland vs Luton Town
Wycombe Wanderers vs Doncaster Rovers 


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