League One

November 17, 2012

Full-time

Crawley Town

2 - 2

Walsall

League One

15:00 +00:00, November 17, 2012

Broadfield Stadium, England

Referee: David Phillips

Alexander fights Forte for place

Team Stat Comparison

Crawley Town Walsall
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 10 9
Points 68 68
Goal Difference 1 7
Goals for * 1.5 1.2
Goals against * 1.2 1.3
Last 5 D-W-L-W-W L-D-D-D-W
Last 5 home D-W-W-D-W D-D-W-D-W
Last 5 away L-W-D-L-D L-D-D-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Crawley Town | Walsall

Competition Stats

Crawley Town Walsall
Goals Billy Clarke 10 William Grigg 19
Assists Nicky Adams 9 William Grigg 6
Yellows David Hunt 7 Febian Brandy 10
Reds Hope Akpan 2 Febian Brandy 1
Squads: Crawley Town | Walsall

Next Matches

Crawley Town Walsall
4/21 A: Notts County 4/21 H: Gillingham
4/26 A: Bradford City 4/26 A: Stevenage
4/29 H: Carlisle United 5/3 H: Colchester United
5/3 H: Bristol City

Gary Alexander faces a battle to win back his place in the Crawley attack for the visit of Walsall.

The Town skipper dropped to the bench at Notts County last weekend following a run of 13 games without a goal, and his replacement Jonathan Forte scored in the 1-1 draw.

Defender Claude Davis will keep the captain's armband if Alexander misses out again.

Midfielder Hope Akpan is still unavailable as he serves the final game of the four-match ban he received for his second red card of the season against Oldham last month.

Nathan Byrne returned from an ankle knock at County so boss Richie Barker has an otherwise full-strength squad.

Fellow defender Mat Sadler will play against his former club.

Will Grigg, Sam Mantom and Andy Taylor all return to the fold as Walsall bid to end their 11-match winless run.

The trio missed Tuesday's abject FA Cup first-round exit at the hand of non-league Lincoln but provide a much-needed boost to the Saddlers squad.

Striker Grigg was on international duty with Northern Ireland, on-loan midfielder Mantom was ineligible for the cup tie while full-back Taylor was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Fellow defender Ben Purkiss is also making good progress with his hamstring problem although the encounter is likely to come just too soon.

There is also good news regarding influential midfielder Florent Cuvelier, whose own hamstring complaint is not as serious as first feared.

The on-loan Stoke playmaker is back in training and expected to be available for next Saturday's home clash against Hartlepool.