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Preview: Walsall v Rovers

The table-topping Blues return to league action this weekend

22 February 2018

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It's a trip to the Midlands for Tony Mowbray's table-topping Rovers this Saturday.

Here's our guide to the game...


Last time out, Rovers secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bury at Ewood Park - courtesy of goals from Danny Graham and Adam Armstrong. Tony Mowbray's men currently sit top of the table, one point ahead of Shrewsbury and three above third-placed Wigan, who have three games in hand. Following Monday's win, Rovers have now scored 60 league goals so far this season, conceding 32 times at the other end, with Graham leading the way with 13 strikes in all competitions. Kick-off against Walsall is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, and fans can follow the action via our official Twitter account, with highlights available for iFollow subscribers after the game. The game is also live on Sky Sports.


Marcus Antonsson could be named in the starting line-up, after coming off the bench against Bury, but Craig Conway remains a doubt. Elsewhere, midfielder Ben Gladwin has trained again and may also be in contention. This weekend's game is expected to come too soon for Peter Whittingham, while Harry Chapman is closing in on a return. Mowbray is expected to provide a further update during his pre-match press conference. As always, we'll bring you news of both starting line-ups via and our official social media accounts on matchday. 


Walsall are in 16th the standings, five points above the relegation zone with 41 from their 32 games so far in 2017-18. Our next opponents are managed by Jon Whitney, and drew 0-0 with Gillingham on their last league outing. The Saddlers have scored 42 league goals this season, with Erhun Oztumer (12) their top scorer in all competitions, conceding 45 at the other end.


We'll be backed by over 2,700 fans at the Bank's Stadium! If you're heading to Walsall, be sure to tag your matchday pictures with #Rovers - we'll share the best posts on our official Twitter and Instagram pages.


There's a full set of fixtures taking place on Saturday: Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe, Bury v Gillingham, Charlton v Shrewsbury, Fleetwood v MK Dons, Northampton v Oxford, Oldham v Southend, Peterborough v Wimbledon, Plymouth v Bradford, Portsmouth v Blackpool, Rotherham v Doncaster, Wigan v Rochdale.

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