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SWINDON TOWN: It's a game for the purists - Walsall boss
WALSALL manager Dean Smith is anticipating a game “for the purists” when he takes his Saddlers side to Swindon Town this evening.
Smith was at the County Ground on Friday night to watch Town see off Notts County 2-0, thanks to goals from Nile Ranger and Dany N’Guessan, and was impressed with what he saw.
The Walsall boss is expecting his team to be in for a stern test in Wiltshire tonight, saying: “I went to watch them on Friday and they have some really good players.
“Nile Ranger, Dany N’Guessan up front, Alex Pritchard and Ryan Mason on loan from Tottenham.
“They have some really good players and are a fluid team who play good football.
“It will certainly be one for the purists to watch but like I say it will be a difficult game for us.
“I thought they should have scored more than the two they did on Friday night.
“But we will go there with plenty of confidence and believing we can put in another strong performance.”
The Saddlers have no new injuries to contend with, though bizarrely physio Jon Whitney will serve the second game of a two-mathc ban for swearing at officials following Andy Butler’s recent sending-off against Leyton Orient.
The main decision for Smith is whether to stick with the 4-4-1-1 formation which secured his side a 2-1 home win over Stevenage on Saturday, or revert to the three-man midfield which has contributed to Walsall’s impressive away form this term.
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