Walsall Preview

Last updated : 11 August 2004 By Andy Burton
Walsall make their debut at the new Dean Court on Tuesday evening (1945 ko) as they head South bouyed by their opening day 3-2 over Port Vale.

Walsall will be keen to maintain their good start, and bounce back to the Championship at the first attempt this season. Paul Merson will stick to the side that secured victory as much as possible, even though one change could be forced upon him as Ian Roper was sent off during the Vale game.

Bournemouth on the other hand will be forced to make at least one change. As Neil Young was dismissed against Hull City, he will be suspended under the new rules. If other changes are to be made, they might come in the form of tinkering with the left wing where Deadly Derek wasn't quite so deadly against Hull City on Saturday. Attacking options are in abundance as he has Steve Fletcher, Dani Rodrigues, Jamie Hayter and a fit again Alan Connell to juggle with.

Here is the head to head record between the two clubs: