Which team will we see at Walsall ?

Last updated : 10 January 2003 By Dave Burgess


Well after last weeks amazing victory over Newcastle coming so swiftly after a terrible second half performance against Bradford at the Molineux, what next?

The same set of players and yet a team totally transformed for the arrival of a Premiership team and the Sky cameras.

Now back to the bread and butter of the league. Can the same players raise their game at an awkward fixture against local rivals?

What about the opposition?

Well Colin Lee has signed Neil Emblen on loan in time to play in this fixture.

Walsall are also expecting their largest ever gate with construction work on the second tier of the home stand now complete.

We all know that Walsall hate Wolves and will really be hoping to get one over on us.

However, they’re not exactly on a period of good form (nor are we for that matter) or exactly invincible at home but Colin Lee and the crowd will try to fire the players into playing above themselves.

Last season we ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at the Bescot, due to an explosive burst of goals in the first half.

Junior and Leitao provide the majority of the goals and Junior has scored some great strikes from the highlights I’ve seen him involved in.

Walsall are a compact team that are capable of a surprise and shouldn’t be under-estimated.

Soon to follow for Wolves:

Wimbledon at home – scoring goals for fun on their travels but likely to be without former Wolves man David Connolly due to injury.

Score Prediction:

Well this really is it.

It’s one thing producing a tremendous effort in the F.A. Cup but the pressure is on Jones from all quarters to get the league campaign back on track.

Walsall are going to give us nothing for free.

The players that put 110% in last week have to do it week-in, week-out starting tomorrow.

3 points is a must.

A defeat could once again put Jones under the spotlight.

Football is a fickle game.

I’m going to stick my neck out and go for a narrow victory for the visitors.

Come on the Wolves!

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