It’s time to find out if we’re contenders or pretenders is what manager Joey Barton said speaking to the Fleetwood media before their clash with Walsall this weekend, clearly urging his side to push on.
Sitting in the middle of the League One table Fleetwood have had a steady start to their campaign but like Barton said the game vs Walsall is a real chance to see what his side is capable of. Just two points separate the pair and fans will be hoping that the Cod’s bring their form from the FA Cup into this fixture.
With the possibility of Fleetwood’s attackers bringing their shooting boots once again after putting four past Alfreton, and the defence not having a clean sheet in the past five league games, it seems there maybe goals in the affair. One man that has always has an eye for goal, and recently it has been no different, is striker Paddy Madden with three goals in his last three appearances for the Cod’s. Certainly one to watch out for during the game on the Fylde Coast.
The visitors come to Highbury on the back of shaky form in the League, being without a win in their past four out of five games, which has caused them to drop down the League. However having a promising start to their League One campaign, going their first seven games unbeaten, Fleetwood will know that the Saddlers do hold a strong threat.
Out of 9 previous meetings, Fleetwood Town have won 3 matches while Walsall won 6. The last game between the two ended in a 2-0 victory for the Cod’s. Previous matches with Fleetwood and Walsall have averaged 2.33 goals.
With no matches between them have ended in a draw it certainly seems to be a promising encounter on the Fylde Coast.