League One

February 16, 2013



1 - 1

Notts County

League One

15:00 +00:00, February 16, 2013

Banks's Stadium

Referee: T Kettle

Saddlers sit tight on Purkiss fitness

Team Stat Comparison

Walsall Notts County
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 9 12
Points 68 65
Goal Difference 7 12
Goals for * 1.7 1.3
Goals against * 1.3 1.0
Last 5 L-D-D-D-W D-W-W-L-L
Last 5 home D-D-W-D-W D-W-L-W-L
Last 5 away L-D-D-D-D W-L-L-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Walsall | Notts County

Competition Stats

Walsall Notts County
Goals William Grigg 19 Jamal Campbell-Ryce 8
Assists William Grigg 6 Alan Judge 11
Yellows Febian Brandy 10 Alan Judge 10
Reds Febian Brandy 1 Andre Boucaud 2
Squads: Walsall | Notts County

Next Matches

Walsall Notts County
4/26 A: Stevenage 4/26 H: Swindon Town
5/3 H: Colchester United 5/3 A: Oldham Athletic

Ben Purkiss is a doubt for Walsall's home clash against Notts County.

The defender was forced off just before half-time in last weekend's impressive 2-1 victory at Doncaster nursing a hamstring strain and will be assessed as late as possible ahead of the encounter at the Banks's Stadium.

Richard Taundry could come into contention having failed to feature at the Keepmoat Stadium, despite returning to training last week after a troublesome ankle injury.

Manager Dean Smith boasts no other injury or suspension concerns as the Saddlers aim to consolidate their push for a play-off place.

Smith's side have won eight of their last 10 games to shoot up to ninth in the npower League One table and are within seven points of the top six.

County will have captain Neal Bishop back in contention.

Bishop has completed his three-match suspension for the red card he received during the 2-0 win at Portsmouth on January 29 and caretaker manager Chris Kiwomya must decide whether the skipper goes straight back into his starting line-up.

Another selection issue facing Kiwomya comes between the posts.

First-choice goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has resumed training, three weeks after suffering a head injury during the 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient.

Teenager Fabian Spiess has impressed in the Pole's absence, leaving Kiwomya and goalkeeping coach Kevin Pilkington with a dilemma.

Leicester striker Jacob Blyth could be added to the squad after joining the Magpies on a month-long loan deal this week.