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Match Preview: Walsall (A)

29 April 2016

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All the key details ahead of the visit to the Banks's

A Bank Holiday Monday trip to the Banks's Stadium is next on the agenda for Fleetwood Town, as they head to the Midlands to play Walsall in a televised lunchtime fixture in Sky Bet League One.

Town go into their penultimate encounter of the season currently occupying 20th position in the third-tier standings following their goalless stalemate against Blackpool last weekend.

Walsall, who remain in the automatic promotion hunt, secured themselves at least a Play-Off spot with a 2-1 triumph at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

Goals in the first-half from Kieron Morris and Rico Henry put them ahead before Matt Saddler pulled one back for the Shrews on the hour.

Team News

Danny Andrew and Bob Harris are Steven Pressley’s only two injury concerns prior to the fixture at Walsall.

Ticket and Travel

The travelling Cod Army will be situated in the Kia Stand with prices as follows: 

Adults: £19.50 

Seniors (60+): £14.50 

Under 18’s: £14.50 

Walsall offer a family ticket (one adult & one Under 18) which is only available from Walsall’s ticket office (01922-651 414/416) for £21.50. 

They also offer Under 12’s free of charge when purchasing an adult ticket.

These are also only available from Walsall’s ticket office and will not be available on the day. 


Coach Travel

Coaches will be departing Highbury at 8:30am, and will be priced at £8 for season ticket holders and £16 for non-season ticket holders.

One to Watch

Tom Bradshaw will be hoping to add to his current goal tally of 18, when the Cod Army are the visitors to the Banks’s Stadium.

Born in Shrewsbury, Bradshaw started his career over the border in West Wales – he was a part of the youth academy at Aberystwyth Town, subsequently turning professional at Park Avenue in 2008.

Bradshaw made just four appearances in the first-team at the Seasiders, before hometown club, Shrewsbury Town signed him in May 2009 – the Shropshire side paid £30,000 in compensation.

During a prolonged stay of six-years at the Greenhous Stadium, Bradshaw found opportunities hard to come by as he would find the back of the net 17 times in 89 appearances for the Salop.

The 2013/14 campaign would prove his most fruitful, where he scored seven times. Bradshaw departed at the end of that season following relegation to the fourth-tier.

Bradshaw linked up with Walsall in the summer of 2014 for an undisclosed fee, penning a two-year deal at the Bescot Stadium.

The 23-year-old was the Saddlers’ top-scorer last season with 17 goals to his name – this term he has continued that run and has scored 18 times for the promotion chasers.

Listen Live

Cod Army Player HD will bring you all the action, kick by kick, between Walsall and Fleetwood Town at the Banks’s.

After the match, interviews with manager Steven Pressley and a player will be available to subscribers. 

To sign up, click here

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