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Match preview: Walsall (H)

14 March 2016

All the key information ahead of Tuesday night's game

Fleetwood Town will host Walsall in a re-arranged Sky Bet League One fixture on Tuesday night, as the Cod Army look to get back to winning ways following Saturday’s narrow defeat at table-topping Burton Albion.

A brace from Mark Duffy in either half, which was sandwiched in-between Wes Burns’ 47th minute effort, condemned Steven Pressley’s Cod Army to a loss at the Pirelli Stadium.

Town, who are currently 19th in the third-tier after the setback in Staffordshire, also had Bobby Grant dismissed for violent conduct.

Walsall boosted their automatic promotion hopes with a resounding 4-1 triumph away to Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

The Saddlers went behind after 19 minutes when James O’Conner diverted beyond his own goalkeeper,  but Tom Anderson’s own goal for the hosts levelled up proceedings in Derbyshire.

Sam Mantom added two goals for Walsall in the second-half, before loanee Jordi Hiwula wrapped up the win for the Midlands side, who are fourth, and three points adrift of second placed Wigan Athletic.  

Team News

Nathan Pond, Danny Andrew and Antoni Sarcevic will all miss out through their respective injuries.

Bobby Grant will also play no part for Town following his sending off, however Nick Haughton is due to return to the fold having served his suspension.

One to watch

Top scorer Tom Bradshaw carries the goal scoring threat for Walsall, and the forward has enjoyed another prolific season at the Bescot Stadium with 16 goals to his name.

Born in Shrewsbury, Bradshaw started his career in the youth set up at Welsh side Aberystwyth Town before turning professional at Park Avenue in 2008.

The 23-year-old would only make four appearances for Aberystwyth, when his hometown club came calling in May 2009.

After scoring 17 goals in 89 outings for the Shrews during a six-year stay at the Greenhous Meadow, Bradshaw made the move to Walsall in the summer of 2014.

Bradshaw impressed at the Bescot Stadium during his first term back in the third-tier, netting 17 goals for his side.

He has continued that form into the current term, and remains the danger man as the Saddlers remain in contention for promotion to the Championship.

What’s on?

Fans have the option of several events on offer inside Highbury Stadium prior to the game under the lights on Tuesday night.

Jim’s Sports Bar, which is open for business for both Fleetwood and Walsall fans, will be serving some fantastic beers and ales.

If you fancy a bite to eat before the match, then Red and Whites Café is the place for you! Serving home-made dishes.

Tickets for the Fleetwood Town lottery, 50/50, will be on sale and costs just £1 to enter! You could win a handsome cash prize!

Listen Live

Gary Hunt will be on the mic for Cod Army Player HD, bringing full match commentary from Highbury Stadium.

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