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LUFC - Walsall v Leeds preview

Leeds travel to Walsall on Saturday hoping to continue with their recent improvement in form.


The Saddlers lost in midweek at Swindon 3-2; the last time they played at home they drew 1-1 with Hereford United.

Recent home form (last game first) DWLWLL

The Whites have won their last three games including a 2-0 midweek home win against Southend United; in their last away game they won 2-0 at Brighton.

Recent away form (Last game first) WWLLLW

Team news:

Defenders Rhys Weston, Stephen Roberts and ex Leeds striker Michael Ricketts all returned to full training on Thursday and will be pushing for a start.
midfielder Stephen Hughes has returned to training but is unlikely to start on Saturday.

Leeds have no fresh injury worries, only Frazer Richardson and Paul Huntington are still missing.


The two clubs have only ever met on thirteen occasions; six of these have been at Walsall.
Walsall have yet to record a home win over Leeds with the visitors winning two and four being drawn.
The two clubs have already met this season at Elland Road with Leeds winning 3-0 with two goals from Fabian Delph and one from Luciano Becchio.

Full list of results (League unless stated)
1961/62 Leeds United 4-1 Walsall
1961/62 Walsall 1-1 Leeds United
1962/63 Leeds United 3-0 Walsall
1962/63 Walsall 1-1 Leeds United
1985/86 Leeds United 0-0 Walsall League Cup
1985/86 Walsall 0-3 Leeds United League Cup
1988/89 Leeds United 1-0 Walsall
1988/89 Walsall 0-3 Leeds United
1994/95 Walsall 1-1 Leeds United
1994/95 Leeds United 5-2 Walsall FA Cup (after extra time)
2007/08 Leeds United 2-0 Walsall
2007/08 Walsall 1-1 Leeds United

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Date:Thursday January 29 2009

Time: 8:15PM


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