UK time is: 02:08:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walsall boss keen on friendly test

League One Walsall face Championship Coventry City at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday with both sides looking to step up their preparations for the new season.

The Saddlers were easily beaten by Wolves on Tuesday night but boss Chris Hutchings was not too concerned by the 4-0 scoreline.

'It was a tough work-out for us, but that is exactly what we wanted,' he told Walsall's official website.

'We want to see how we react and deal with certain situations when we are put under the cosh in order to stop teams playing because this will invariably happen during the course of the season ahead.

'The players have to know their roles and be adaptable.

'It is all about getting our own match fitness levels up and building an understanding.'

For the Sky Blues, a low-key set of friendlies has seen them give little away at the back but struggle to turn plenty of possession into goals at the other end.

Aidy Boothroyd will not be too concerned about that at present, with the constant talk of new strikers coming into the Ricoh Arena doing its bit to keep the incumbent forwards on their toes.

The two sides last met competitively in January 2004 when goals were no problem for what was then Eric Black's City side.

Gary McSheffrey netted twice in a 6-1 away victory.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 22 2010

Time: 6:20PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Final Four for Sky Blues (Monday April 14 2014)

CCFC: Five for Fun (Sunday April 13 2014)

Narrow Defeat for Sky Blues (Saturday April 12 2014)

Two Changes For Sky Blues (Saturday April 12 2014)

CCFC: All Eyes on the High Court (Friday April 11 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 8
2. roberts 2
3. wolstc 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crawley 41 13 13 15 -5 52
13. Bradford 42 11 17 14 1 50
14. Bristol City 42 11 17 14 0 50
15. Coventry 42 16 11 15 -1 49
16. Gillingham 42 14 6 22 -19 48
17. Oldham 41 12 11 18 -11 47
18. Colchester 42 11 13 18 -11 46

Breaking League News

Johnson: We're Full Of Confidence
Oldham : 16/04/2014 21:14:00
Boss Knows Who He Wants
MK Dons : 16/04/2014 21:11:00
Fulham's Former United Man Exits MK Dons
MK Dons : 16/04/2014 21:10:00
Fish Could Return?
Gillingham : 16/04/2014 21:08:00
Dack Signs New Long-Term Deal
Gillingham : 16/04/2014 21:07:00
Crawley's Connolly Hit With Five-Match Ban
Crawley : 16/04/2014 21:05:00
Sheffueld United v Stevenage - History
Sheff Utd : 16/04/2014 20:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

This Season, Have You Been To Watch City
Suggested By:  Editor
More 34%
Less 66%
The Same 0%