SPIREITES: Struggling Walsall relishing visit of Chesterfield

Walsall FC manager Dean Smith is preparing his side for a ‘difficult’ home game against Chesterfield FC.

Smith’s Saddlers suffered a third consecutive defeat in League One on Tuesday night in a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town.

They sit second from bottom in the table, level on points with basement side Scunthorpe United, separated by goal difference alone.

Saturday’s visitors to the Bescot Stadium, meanwhile, will be looking to improve on recent form which has yielded one win from seven.

“We face a Chesterfield side who have really built on their momentum of last season when they claimed the League Two title,” said Smith.

“Paul Cook has got them well-organised and playing with plenty of confidence. They have adapted well to the added demands of the higher level and as such will prove difficult opponents for us.

“That said, we have plenty of belief in our ability and the lads are relishing the chance to get back out there and start picking up points again.”

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