League One Lowdown: Walsall

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 30 July 2017

Vital Statistics

Founded: 1888

Chairman: Jeff Bonser

Last Season: League One - 14th

Nickname: The Saddlers

Rivals: Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Major Honours

None

Scheduled Matches

Portsmouth vs Walsall: Saturday, August 19th (3pm)

Walsall vs Portsmouth: Saturday, March 31st (3pm)

The Manager: Jon Whitney

The 46-year-old defender made less than 200 appearances in his professional career, with over half of them for Lincoln before he was appointed as Walsall's physio in 2003.

In January 2011, Whitney was promoted to assistant manager when Dean Smith took the top job but when Smith left for Brentford at the start of last season, Whitney was appointed as the manager of the first team. 

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.

Portsmouth Match Reports


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