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Preview: Walsall v Mansfield

25 October 2019

Club News

Preview: Walsall v Mansfield

25 October 2019

October has proved to be a frustrating month for the Saddlers who have had to contend with a number of injuries and suspensions. 

One place separates the two clubs with the Stags in 18th and the Saddlers 19th in League Two.

Tomorrow’s game will be the club’s designated remembrance match and there will be a minute’s silence before kick-off.


The Saddlers will be without Mat Sadler who will miss the next three games through suspension following his red card against Oldham Athletic.

Liam Kinsella will be available after serving a one-match ban in midweek.

As for Mansfield, Jacob Mellis could be back in contention but Danny Rose, Craig Davies and Jordan Graham are doubts.


The Saddlers have lost their last four matches and will be looking to pick up their second home league win of the season against the Stags.

John Dempster’s men are three unbeaten on the road but did lose their last match after Salford City claimed a 2-1 victory at the One Call Stadium.


Walsall and Mansfield have met 58 times in total.

The Saddlers have been victorious on 28 occasions while the Stags have won 18.

The last time the two clubs met was back in January 2007. Mansfield came from behind to win 2-1 after Ian Roper gave Walsall an early lead.


Darrell Clarke: "We need to try and put on a performance and stop the rot against a team that are expected to be in the top seven.

"They have a massive squad, a manager that's come in, and I like John. He's going to need a bit of time to change things around their as well.”

Lee Glover (Assistant Manager): “The league is very much up and down. The teams at the top have shown quality and we believe we have people in the building that can do that. We have shown more consistency over the last five or six weeks and we need to maintain that."


Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s game. You can purchase yours by calling the Ticket Office on 01922 651 414/416 or by visiting our e-ticketing site.

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