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Tony Mowbray hails Blackburn’s resilience after hard-fought Walsall win

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA11 hits

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray praised his side’s resilience as they shook off a sickness bug to maintain their grip on top spot in League One with a 2-1 win at Walsall.Danny Graham and Elliott Bennett were both physically ill at half-time, while playmaker Bradley Dack missed the game with the virus.But, aided by Graham’s early brace, Rovers held off a fightback from their hosts after J...Full Story »

Striker dilemma for Walsall boss Jon Whitney

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PA20 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney must decide between Amadou Bakayoko and Justin Shaibu in attack for the clash with Sky Bet League One leaders Blackburn.Whitney brought Bakayoko in for Shaibu for last weekend’s clash with Gillingham but the Saddlers drew a blank, with Shaibu coming on for the final 20 minutes.Goalkeeper Liam Roberts was the star performer against the Gills and there was good news ...Full Story »

Whitney thrilled with clean sheet as Walsall frustrate in-form Gills

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA13 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney admits he loves nothing more than a clean sheet and believes that was exactly what goalkeeper Liam Roberts deserved after inspiring the Saddlers to a goalless draw at in-form Gillingham.Roberts denied Tom Eaves and Jake Hessenthaler, among others, on multiple occasions, while Gills’ leading scorer Eaves also hit the bar with a first-half header and hooked a shot on...Full Story »

Liam Roberts stars as Walsall hold Gillingham to goalless draw

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA2 hits

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helped earn his side a dogged 0-0 draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield to extend their unbeaten run to four games.Roberts made a handful of key saves to deny a Gills side that have lost just twice in their last 17 league games.Leading scorer Tom Eaves wasted the hosts’ best chances of an uneventful opening half. He headed against the crossbar &ndas...Full Story »

Gillingham duo set for starts against Walsall

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Gillingham pair Scott Wagstaff and Lee Martin could be in line for starts in the Sky Bet League One clash with Walsall.Wagstaff (hamstring) and Martin (calf) have made substitute appearances following their recovery from injury but could be deemed ready for inclusion in the starting XI.Alex Lacey is set to miss out once more as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury, although he ma...Full Story »

Joe Edwards scores a brace as Walsall beat Doncaster

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA7 hits

Joe Edwards scored twice in two first-half minutes to set Walsall on the way to a 4-2 victory over out-of-form Doncaster.Walsall went ahead in the 22nd minutes when Nicky Devlin’s cross was met by a looping Edwards header from 10 yards that found the top corner.Edwards doubled the advantage two minutes later, running on to Justin Shaibu’s pull-back and stroking low into the bottom co...Full Story »

Erhun Oztumer set to return to Walsall line-up

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA10 hits

Walsall top scorer Erhun Oztumer is expected to return for the Saddlers’ home clash with Doncaster.The 13-goal midfielder was dropped to the bench for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Blackpool as Julien Ngoy was handed his first start.On-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik is still waiting for his debut after joining last month.Manager Jon Whitney has no fresh injury concerns, wit...Full Story »

Gary Bowyer left frustrated as Blackpool are held by Walsall

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA10 hits

Gary Bowyer was left frustrated despite Armand Gnanduillet rescuing a point as his Blackpool side recorded a 2-2 draw at home to Walsall. The away side looked to be heading for victory after goals in each half from Joe Edwards and Jon Guthrie gave the Saddlers the lead. But twice Blackpool hit back, first through Nathan Delfouneso just before half-time and then right at the death Gnanduillet str...Full Story »

Armand Gnanduillet nets late leveller as Blackpool claim Walsall point

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA5 hits

Armand Gnanduillet’s last-gasp strike rescued a 2-2 draw for Blackpool and denied Walsall all three points at Bloomfield Road. Walsall opened the scoring midway through the first half through Joe Edwards, who finished off a well-worked passing move by netting a composed finish from inside the penalty area. Nathan Delfouneso then levelled for Blackpool after 37 minutes when he fired home fr...Full Story »

Blackpool duo Mark Cullen and Jim McAlister doubtful for Walsall clash

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA21 hits

Mark Cullen and Jim McAlister remain doubts for Blackpool ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One visit of Walsall.Striker Cullen has been sidelined since August after undergoing an operation on his hamstring while bone bruising has kept midfielder McAlister out.Boss Gary Bowyer must decide whether to make changes to his side after their disappointing run continued when they were held to a ...Full Story »

Dan Micciche admits MK Dons situation ‘bleak’ after Walsall defeat

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA16 hits

New MK Dons manager Dan Micciche insists he will not be panicking despite his losing start continuing with a 1-0 defeat at Walsall.Deadline day loan arrival Julien Ngoy’s 70th-minute winner settled a poor game in Walsall’s favour, easing them clear of danger but dropping Dons to 22nd, three points from safety.But Micciche – who lost his opening game to Coventry City in the FA C...Full Story »

Julien Ngoy scores Walsall winner on debut to down MK Dons

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by PA3 hits

Stoke loanee Julien Ngoy’s winner just four minutes into his debut gave Walsall a 1-0 victory that boosted their survival hopes and kept MK Dons firmly in the drop zone.Substitute Ngoy fired home in the 70th minute to move Walsall four points clear of the relegation places and leave Dons three points from safety.Walsall had the only chances of a drab first half as Joe Edwards’ e...Full Story »

Krystian Bielik set for Walsall debut against MK Dons

Posted Friday, February 02, 2018 by PA17 hits

Walsall could hand debuts to their three deadline-day loan signings against MK Dons.Defenders Krystian Bielik and Jack Fitzwater joined from Arsenal and West Brom respectively while forward Julien Ngoy signed from Stoke.Fellow new signing Justin Shaibu, who moved on loan from Brentford this week, is pushing for his first start.Nicky Devlin missed Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Blackburn with a ha...Full Story »

Danny Graham at the double as high-flying Blackburn down Walsall

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PA0 hits

Blackburn produced a dominant display as they eased to a 3-1 victory against Walsall and climb into the top two of League One.Danny Graham’s first-half double put the hosts in control, but Joe Edwards replied for the visitors just before half-time.However, Bradley Dack’s strike extinguished any hopes of a Walsall comeback, who also had goalkeeper Liam Roberts to thank for keeping the...Full Story »

Charlton Athletic vs Walsall - Tarique Fosu-Henry back in Addicks frame

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by PA35 hits

Charlton could have midfielder Tarique Fosu-Henry back for Saturday’s League One game at home to Walsall. Fosu-Henry has been out with an Achilles injury but has an outside chance of returning this weekend. Jason Pearce, however, is still struggling with a knee injury while the game will also come too soon for Lewis Page (Achilles) and Patrick Bauer (knock). Naby Sarr is also sideline...Full Story »

Goalkeeper Liam Roberts thwarts Oxford as Walsall claim victory

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA12 hits

A string of superb saves from keeper Liam Roberts helped Walsall move clear of the drop zone as a 2-1 victory dealt a blow to Oxford's play-off push.Roberts saved well from James Henry 10 yards out after 25 minutes then, two minutes later, made a stunning one-handed reflex stop to foil Wes Thomas' bullet near-post header.Against the run of play, Walsall took the lead after 33 minutes as Luke Le...Full Story »

Walsall boss Jon Whitney hopes for double boost

Posted Saturday, January 13, 2018 by PA23 hits

Walsall boss Jon Whitney is hopeful Tyler Roberts and Florent Cuvelier will be available to face Oxford. Forward Roberts (hamstring) and midfielder Cuvelier (knee) have both been out since December. Loanees Daniel Agyei and Zeli Ismail returned to parent clubs Burnley and Bury respectively this week so are out of Whitney's plans. Walsall currently sit just three points above the relegation zone...Full Story »

Ryan Taylor fires Plymouth to win over Walsall

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by PA22 hits

Plymouth soared away from the League One basement with a 1-0 home win over Walsall thanks to Ryan Taylor's thumping 67th-minute strike.Target-man Taylor fired Argyle ahead with an instinctive left-foot strike after Ruben Lameiras' mazy run was halted by a sea of Saddlers defenders on the edge of the box.A minute before, Walsall goalkeeper Mark Gillespie did well to deny danger man Graham Carey ...Full Story »

Derek Adams set to freshen up Plymouth side against Walsall

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by PA20 hits

Derek Adams is likely to make changes to his Plymouth side for the clash with Walsall.Argyle have had an excellent Christmas, taking seven points from three games, but Adams could hand starts to the likes of Antoni Sarcevic, Joel Grant and Jake Jervis, while Nathan Blissett could be available after injury.Plymouth at last have some goalkeeping stability after signing Remi Matthews on loan from ...Full Story »

Rovers record rare draw as Walsall clash ends in stalemate

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by PA13 hits

Bristol Rovers drew a league game for the first time in 10 months as they were held 0-0 at Walsall.Rovers' last draw had come on February 28 - one of six successive draws at the time - and they had gone 34 league games without another one until this deadlock.Burnley loan striker Daniel Agyei almost put Walsall ahead after 20 minutes, beating two defenders on a fine solo run into the box but his...Full Story »

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