Walsall vs Northampton Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Out of form Walsall welcome promotion-chasing Northampton Town to the Banks Stadium on Saturday afternoon in League Two. Kick-off is 15:00 GMT.

Walsall go into the game in terrible form having lost their last five games and are without a win since December 11, leaving them 19th in League Two.

Northampton themselves are struggling for form and have only won once since the turn of the year but are still somehow only two points outside the automatic promotion places.

  • Team news

Walsall were dealt a huge blow late on in January when they lost forward Rory Holden who will be missing for the rest of the season after having a knee operation.

The Saddlers will hope to get back to winning ways quickly and the signing of Devante Rodney could certainly help them do that with the forward set to make his debut for Matt Taylor's side this weekend. 

Northampton will have a debutant themselves to boost their side on Saturday afternoon after deadline day signing Louis Appere signed too late to have an impact on their midweek defeat to Barrow

Joseph Mills is a doubt for Jon Brady, while forwards Benny Ashley-Seal and Chanka Zimba both remain sidelined.

  • Predicted lineups

Walsall: Rushworth, White, Labadie, Daniels, Kiernan, Kinsella, Wilkinson, Miller, Earing, Menayese, Rodney.

Northampton Town: Roberts, McGowan, Guthrie, Horsfall, Koiki, Sowerby, McWilliams, Lewis, Pinnock, Lubala, Eppiah.

  • Ones to watch

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Midfielder Brendan Kiernan will be the one to watch for the Saddlers on Saturday afternoon.

Kiernan has plenty of goal contributions for Matt Taylor's side this season with five goals and four assists in the campaign so far.

Kiernan last netted for the Saddlers in their 3-1 defeat to Stevenage in early January. 

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As for Northampton, their biggest threat also comes from midfield in the form of Mitch Pinnock.

The winger has been extremely influential in Northampton's promotion push for far this season.

Pinnock has contributed four goals and nine assists so far for Northampton this season ad will be eager to bounce back this weekend having been substituted for a poor showing in midweek against Barrow.

  • Previous meetings

This is certainly a fixture with plenty of history with the sides having met 85 times previously.

Walsall will take confidence from the fact they haven't lost to Northampton at home since March 2008.

The last time the sides met was earlier this season in the EFL Trophy when the sides drew 1-1 at Sixfields.

  • Where to watch

While the game is not available to watch live in the UK but overseas supporters can watch the game via either clubs' iFollow service. 

Supporters in the UK can use iFollow to listen to the match live. 

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