Exeter City vs Walsall preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Play-off chasing Exeter City welcome Walsall to St James' Park this Wednesday night in League two, where a win could take them into the top seven. 

The Saddlers travel down south after not registering a win in the whole of February, in dire need of picking up three points as they slip further down the league table.    

Despite being closer to the play-offs than the relegation zone, they have have entered a survival battle, however Brian Dutton's side have the ability to stay up. They just need to turn draw's into win's.

Matty Taylor's Exeter also come off the back of a defeat as they ended a four game unbeaten streak, with a loss to Crawley Town this past weekend.

  • Team news

The Grecians will be without  Ryan Bowman and Tom Parkes who are both serving suspensions. Taylor's side have picked up three red cards in three games. A record that the 39-year-old won't be happy with. 

Walsall are still without Liam Kinsella who is currently serving a three match ban, he remains the only absentee. Taylor could name an unchanged side. 

  • Predicted lineups

Exeter City (3-4-1-2):

Andresson; Hartridge, Atangana, Sweeney; Caprice, Collins, Taylor, Sparkes; Jay; Fisher, Seymour.

Walsall (4-4-2):

Roberts; White, Scarr, Sadler, Cockerill-Mollett; Wright, Perry, Bates, Melbourne; Gordon, Lavery.

  • Ones to watch 

Matt Jay - Exeter City

Matt Jay has played in behind the two strikers for much of this season for the Grecians. The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals and assisted five times in 30 matches. 

He made his professional debut for the South West side nearly eight years ago, and has been at the club since the age of seven. 

It's been his best season for the club, and really has been a breakthrough season. 

Problems will be caused as Jay aims to add more goals in Exeter's bid for the Play-Offs. 

Tyreik Wright - Walsall

Tyreik Wright signed for the Saddlers in January on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa. He's played three times for Walsall since signing and has two assists already. 

Yet to find his first goal, Wright will be eager to impress in a bid to either get a permanent move in the summer or to sign a new contract the Villans. 

The Republic of Ireland international is full of skills and has blistering pace. 

He'll be hoping for his first back to back start and will cause Exeter's wide players problems. Wright can use both feet so can cut in onto his left from the right.

  • Previous meetings

The last time the two met, they took part in a 0-0 draw at the Bescott back in October. 

  • How to watch

Due to current Coronavirus restrictions in the UK, no fans will be in attendance at St James' Park. However, the game will be available on iFollow where passes for the match can be purchased on either clubs website's. 

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