League One Lowdown: Walsall

Vital Statistics

Founded: 1888

Chairman: Jeff Bonser

Last Season: League One - 19th

Nickname: The Saddlers

Rivals: Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Major Honours


Scheduled Matches

Portsmouth vs Walsall: Tuesday, November 27th (7:45pm)

Walsall vs Portsmouth: Tuesday, March 12th (7:45pm)

The Manager: Dean Keates

The 40-year-old midfielder began his playing career at Walsall from 1995 to 2002 and returned to the Bescot for one more season in 2006 having played for Hull, Kidderminster and Lincoln in between.

Keates spent most of the rest of his playing career with Wrexham and after retiring, became their manager in 2016 before returning once again to Walsall last season to replace the sacked Jon Whitney.

The Ground: Bescot Stadium (Capacity: 11,300 - Away: 2,000)

The Bescot is one of the ground that I have yet to visit! Review forthcoming.