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Matchday Guide | Walsall (H)

15 April 2023

Crewe Alexandra host Walsall on Saturday afternoon as we approach the final stages of the 2022-23 season (3pm).

Lee Bell’s side will look to get back to winning ways having suffered a 4-0 defeat on Easter Monday against Colchester, though The Railwaymen won their two matches prior to that.

The Opposition

Walsall sit 13th in League Two on 51 points with five games to go, after a stop-start season in their fourth season in the fourth division.

The West Midlands side have endured a poor run in recent times, winless in their last five, including a 0-0 stalemate last time out against promotion-chasers Carlisle United.

The Gaffer

Michael Flynn took over the Saddlers in February 2022. A Newport County legend, he nearly guided the South Walians into League One twice, losing both the 2019 and 2021 play-off final to Tranmere Rovers and Morecambe respectively.

Fighting Talk

Callum Ainley: “Every game is important, no players want to be losing any game, we know if we win one game and the teams around us lose we’re in the top half and that’s our incentive.”

Michael Flynn: “Crewe are a team that can lose 4-0 but can also win 3-0 or 4-0, which they have done recently, so it’s going to be a tough game. Whoever turns up on the day, will come away with the points.

Team News

Crewe Alexandra will assess the fitness of Connor O’Riordan, who was forced off early in first half of the match against Colchester United on Monday. Tariq Uwakwe will also be assessed, but Ryan Finnigan and Zac Williams remain out.

Walsall will wait to see if Donervon Daniels and Jack Earing will be fit to face the Alex.

Head-to-Head

Walsall have the better record in this fixture, winning 31 of the 75 past meetings to the Alex’s 24 victories. Earlier this season, the sides shared a stalemate at Poundland Stadium.

Officials

Carl Boyeson will take charge of proceedings, having last officiated Crewe three months ago, a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town. He will be assisted by Simon Shaw and Steve Durnall, with Richard Bartlett acting as fourth official.

Ticket Details

2022/23 League Match Ticket Prices (Member rate in brackets)
  Boughey Stand Rhino Safety Stand Andrew Connolly Financial Planning Stand
Adult £25 (£21) £23 (£20) £23 (£20)
Senior (65+) £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
17-19 Years (£14.50) (£13.50) (£13.50)
Student (£12.50) (£12.50) (£12.50)
12-16 Years £12 (£10) £10 (£9.50) £10 (£9.50)
Under 11 £7.50 (£6) £6.50 (£5.50) £6.50 (£5.50)
Disabled £19 (£16) £17.50 (£15) £17.50 (£15)
Family Ticket N/A N/A £23.00*

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Elsewhere in League Two

Carlisle United v Northampton Town; Crawley Town v Tranmere Rovers; Gillingham v Stockport County; Grimsby Town v Mansfield Town; Harrogate Town v Doncaster Rovers; Newport County v Hartlepool United; Rochdale v Bradford City; Salford City v Colchester United; Stevenage v AFC Wimbledon; Sutton United v Leyton Orient; Swindon Town v Barrow.

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