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  1. Saddlers wait on duo

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    Walsall manager Dean Smith will check on Dean Holden and Ben Purkiss ahead of the visit of Colchester.Holden (hamstring) and Purkiss (eye) sustained injuries recently which have left them in danger of missing the season finale.Smith will be desperate...

    Preview | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  2. Saddlers duo in line for return

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    Walsall manager Dean Smith is expected to recall Paul Downing and Craig Westcarr ahead of their clash with relegation-threatened Crewe.With 66 season appearances between them so far, the Saddlers boss surprisingly opted to rest the popular duo for th...

    Preview | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. Smith to keep the faith

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    Walsall boss Dean Smith could well name an unchanged starting line-up for the visit of League One leaders Brentford.Smith made one switch for Tuesday night's 1-0 home win over Oldham which moved the Saddlers into the play-off places, handing a start ...

    Preview | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  4. Saddlers strong for Cumbrians clash

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    Walsall play host to Carlisle with a fully-fit squad to select from as they aim to record back-to-back league wins for the first time since October.Boss Dean Smith continues to enjoy the luxury of an empty treatment room as the Saddlers battle for a ...

    Preview | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  5. Saddlers at full strength

    Walsall boast a full complement of players for their FA Cup first-round clash at home to Shrewsbury.Boss Dean Smith has no injury or suspension concerns as the Saddlers aim to bounce back from last weekend's 1-0 defeat at MK Dons.Forward Milan Lalkov...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  6. Saddlers at full strength

    Walsall again boast a fully-fit squad for the visit of neighbours Coventry as they aim to record a third successive victory.Tuesday's impressive 3-1 success at Swindon moved the Saddlers up to sixth in League One and boss Dean Smith faces a welcome s...

    Preview | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  7. Same again for Saddlers

    Walsall are again likely to be unchanged for the visit of Rotherham after back-to-back wins.Boss Dean Smith rolled out a new-look 4-1-4-1 system for last weekend's trip to Crewe and duly watched the Saddlers end a five-match winless run with a 3-0 su...

    Preview | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  8. As you were for Saddlers

    Boss Dean Smith is expected to name an unchanged line-up for Walsall's home clash against Notts County.Smith has kept faith with the same XI for the Saddlers' 100 per cent start to the season, which has produced League One victories over Tranmere and...

    Preview | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  9. Smith set to unleash summer signings

    Walsall boss Dean Smith could hand debuts to as many as five new players when they host Tranmere.Chelsea loanee Milan Lalkovic is expected to start in attack alongside former QPR forward Troy Hewitt.Ex-West Brom midfielder James McQuilkin will also b...

    Preview | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  10. Smith pondering changes

    Walsall boss Dean Smith must decide whether to tinker with a winning formula as his side face a third game in the space of a week at home to Crawley.Smith named an unchanged XI for the fourth successive match on Tuesday as the Saddlers brushed side f...

    Preview | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  11. Same again for Saddlers

    Walsall are likely to remain unchanged for a fourth successive match as they host Tranmere in the second of two crunch promotion clashes in the space of four days.Boss Dean Smith kept faith with his Saddlers side for Saturday's trip to third-placed S...

    Preview | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  12. Smith to keep the faith

    Walsall manager Dean Smith will be hard pushed to make any changes to his side for the visit of neighbours Shrewsbury.Smith watched his ''phenomenal" charges blow away Carlisle 3-0 at Brunton Park on Tuesday night thanks to Will Grigg's hat-trick, p...

    Preview | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  13. Saddlers at full strength

    Walsall boast a fully-fit squad for the visit of Bournemouth.Defenders Andy Taylor (groin) and Dean Holden (ankle) are both back in full training and are available for selection.However, manager Dean Smith will be hard pushed to make any changes to h...

    Preview | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  14. Captain returns for Saddlers

    Walsall welcome back skipper Andy Butler as they face Colchester.The defender sat out the 2-2 draw with Yeovil due to suspension, but will return to the starting XI as the Saddlers look to end their 16-match winless run.Boss Dean Smith could have Flo...

    Preview | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  15. Westcarr in action early for Saddlers

    Craig Westcarr is set to make his Walsall debut as bottom club Hartlepool visit the Banks's Stadium.The forward arrived on loan from Chesterfield ahead of Thursday's deadline and goes straight into Dean Smith's squad for the clash.It was hoped midfie...

    Preview | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  16. Smith to mix it up

    Walsall boss Dean Smith is likely to give one or two of his fringe players a long-awaited chance to shine in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second-round tie at home to Port Vale.The Saddlers have remained unchanged for the previous four npower League O...

    Preview | Conversation | October 08, 2012