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John Sheridan pleased to bow out on a high as Fleetwood beat Walsall

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA19 hits

Fleetwood head coach John Sheridan was pleased to end his short spell at the club on a high with a 2-0 win over Walsall.A sublime 31st-minute strike from Ash Hunter and a 45th-minute poachers finish from Paddy Madden sealed the victory and helped Fleetwood finish 14th, with Sheridan guiding Town from just above the drop zone to safety in his brief reign.When he took over in February, Fleetwood w...Full Story »

John Sheridan ends with win as Fleetwood cruise past Walsall

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA25 hits

John Sheridan’s reign at Fleetwood ended on a high with a well-deserved 2-0 win over Walsall.A draw with Bradford saw the Saddlers secure their League One status in midweek so with both sides safe from the drop, this game had a pre-season friendly feel in the basking Fylde coast sun.There was pride to play for, though, and the Fleetwood players stepped up to the plate to ensure Sheridan&rs...Full Story »

Mission accomplished for Walsall boss Dean Keates

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by PA32 hits

Walsall manager Dean Keates was delighted to see his side achieve their objective as League One survival was secured with one match remaining following a 1-1 draw at Bradford.The Saddlers went into the match needing a point to be sure of avoiding relegation and held on for a share of the spoils at Valley Parade.Keates, who succeeded Jon Whitney, said: “I came here with eight matches left w...Full Story »

Walsall hold on for vital point to end relegation fears

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by PA34 hits

Walsall gained the point they needed to secure their Sky Bet League One status with a 1-1 draw at Bradford.The match was preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of the 56 people who died in the Valley Parade fire in May 1985 and both captains laid wreaths.Walsall took the lead in the 22nd minute with a smart, opportunist goal. George Dobson won the ball in the Bradford penalty area and tr...Full Story »

Kai Bruenker missing for Bradford’s clash with Walsall

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 by PA53 hits

Bradford will be without Kai Bruenker for their clash against Walsall, with the striker set to miss the last two games of the season due to ankle ligament damage.The 23-year-old German is waiting to learn the full extent of the injury he suffered in Saturday’s home defeat to Southend.The Bantams will also be without Tyrell Robinson, who has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with ...Full Story »

No new issues for Walsall ahead of Northampton game

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA32 hits

Walsall expect to have an unchanged squad for the crucial clash with relegation rivals Northampton.Back-to-back defeats have left the Saddlers teetering just above the drop zone on goal difference and two points in front of the Cobblers, who arrive at the Banks’s Stadium having won their last two games.Florent Cuvelier and Erhun Oztumer will be hoping for recalls after losing their place i...Full Story »

Same again for Scunthorpe when Walsall visit

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by PA34 hits

Scunthorpe have no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Walsall.However, interim manager Nick Daws has confirmed forward Luke Williams is unlikely to play again this season due to a hamstring problem.Williams has not played since March and even though he has had an injection to speed up his recovery process, time is running out for this campaign.Jonathon Margetts (knee) remains sidelined t...Full Story »

Wimbledon beat relegation rivals Walsall with stoppage-time penalty

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2018 by PA12 hits

Dean Parrett’s stoppage-time penalty capped a stunning comeback as Wimbledon fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at relegation rivals Walsall.Walsall led after just six minutes as Jack Fitzwater glanced Erhun Oztumer’s free-kick past keeper George Long via his outstretched thigh.They doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time when Julien Ngoy flicked a ball over one Dons defender...Full Story »

Dean Keates has no fresh injury worries before Walsall’s clash with Wimbledon

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by PA29 hits

Walsall manager Dean Keates has no new injury concerns ahead of his side’s game with Wimbledon.Top scorer Erhun Oztumer will be pushing for a recall after dropping to the bench for the midweek draw at Oldham.Oztumer has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season but has failed to find the target in his last five appearances.Joe Edwards is out for the rest of the season with a knee inj...Full Story »

Richie Wellens bemoans slow start as Oldham share spoils with Walsall

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PA28 hits

Oldham boss Richie Wellens spoke of his frustration after his side were held to a 1-1 home draw by fellow Sky Bet League One relegation battlers Walsall.West Brom loanee Jack Fitzwater lashed in a rebound for Walsall, with Duckens Nazon levelling.The Latics enjoyed the better of the game but, despite a particularly dominant second-half performance, they could not force home what would have been ...Full Story »

Oldham ease relegation fears with draw against Walsall

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PA29 hits

Oldham and Walsall eased their relegation fears with an entertaining 1-1 draw at Boundary Park which all but relegated Bury from Sky Bet League One.Oldham created the bulk of the chances as they eased three points clear of the relegation places. The draw left Walsall three points better off.Oldham striker Duckens Nazon made a lively start, firing over from 25 yards after being teed up by Eoin D...Full Story »

Oldham Athletic vs Walsall - Gerrard and Bryan sidelined as Oldham host relegation Walsall

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by PA85 hits

Oldham will be without Anthony Gerrard and Kean Bryan for Walsall’s visit to Boundary Park. Gerrard remains sidelined with a calf strain, while Bryan came off against Oxford at the weekend due to a hamstring problem. It means Latics boss Richie Wellens could select an inexperienced centre-back pairing of George Edmundson and Tom Haymer. Cameron Dummigan (groin) and Ryan McLaughlin are...Full Story »

Bury on brink of relegation after late defeat at Walsall

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2018 by PA26 hits

Adam Thompson’s 89th-minute own goal left League One basement boys Bury needing a miracle to stay up as they lost 1-0 at fellow strugglers Walsall.The Shakers are 13 points from safety with just 15 left to play for, while this was a vital win for Walsall who moved five points clear of the drop zone.Bury threatened in the third minute as Callum Styles’ near-post corner was met by a gl...Full Story »

Selection issues for Walsall boss Dean Keates ahead of Bury clash

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 by PA37 hits

Walsall manager Dean Keates could make changes to his starting line-up when relegation-threatened Bury visit the Banks’s Stadium.George Dobson and Maziar Kouhyar are among those vying for recalls following the defeat at Portsmouth last week – a fourth successive loss for the Saddlers which left them just two points above the drop zone.Keates has a selection dilemma on the left side o...Full Story »

Tyrell Robinson battling to be fit for Bradford’s game with Walsall

Posted Sunday, April 01, 2018 by PA45 hits

Bradford will hand a late fitness test to Tyrell Robinson ahead of Walsall’s visit. Robinson missed the victory over Gillingham and Thursday’s defeat to promotion-chasing Blackburn with a groin injury and faces a race against time to be fit for Monday’s clash. Alex Jones (ankle), Matty Lund (hamstring), Ryan McGowan (knee) and Jake Reeves (groin) will all miss out. Shay Mc...Full Story »

Portsmouth snatch win at Walsall to close in on play-off places

Posted Sunday, April 01, 2018 by PA9 hits

Portsmouth moved to within two points of the play-off places with a third successive win as they beat struggling Walsall 1-0 to consign new boss Dean Keates to a second straight loss in charge.The visitors controlled the first half and Ben Close should have done better than scuff a close-range volley straight at Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts from Gareth Evans’ 12th-minute cross.Pompey&rs...Full Story »

Dean Keates could make changes as Walsall host Portsmouth

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by PA26 hits

Walsall boss Dean Keates must decide whether to shuffle his pack once more for the League One clash with Portsmouth.Keates made two changes for his first match in charge, bringing Jack Fitzwater and Maziar Kouhyar in for Kory Roberts and Julien Ngoy, but his reign started with a 3-0 defeat to Wigan.Keates, appointed earlier this month, watched the Latics game from the stands but will be in the d...Full Story »

Paul Cook delighted with Wigan’s position following Walsall win

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by PA37 hits

Wigan boss Paul Cook says he would not swap positions with any of his promotion rivals after seeing his side cruise to a 3-0 victory at Walsall.The Latics bounced back from their FA Cup quarter-final exit to Southampton in style as three goals in nine first-half minutes from Michael Jacobs, Jay Fulton and Chey Dunkley downed the struggling Saddlers.The win took Wigan within a point of the automa...Full Story »

Wigan bounce back from FA Cup exit with comfortable victory at Walsall

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by PA36 hits

Wigan shook off their FA Cup disappointment to move within striking distance of Sky Bet League One’s top two with a 3-0 win at struggling Walsall.Three goals in 10 first-half minutes put Wigan a point behind second-placed Shrewsbury with two games in hand as new Walsall boss Dean Keates watched from the stands.The Latics – FA Cup quarter-final losers to Southampton on Sunday – ...Full Story »

Walsall vs Wigan - New Walsall boss Keates without Kinsella and Ngoy against Wigan

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by PA87 hits

New Walsall manager Dean Keates will be in charge for the first time when promotion-chasing Wigan visit the Banks’s Stadium on Wednesday night.Keates, who replaced Jon Whitney last week, will be without Liam Kinsella and Julien Ngoy as they are away on international duty with the under-21 squads for the Republic of Ireland and Belgium respectively.On-loan defender Jack Fitzwater is fit aga...Full Story »

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