Craig Westcarr is hoping former team-mate Leon Clarke draws a blank against Walsall tomorrow.
The former Wolves hotshot has bagged nine goals already this season for Coventry City, who visit the Banks’s Stadium for a hotly-anticipated derby clash.
Together with Callum Wilson, Clarke is one-half of League One’s most potent strike force and Saddlers top scorer Westcarr knows him well, having played alongside Clarke at Chesterfield.
He said: “I know Clarkey and he is a good player. He will be a threat tomorrow and hopefully he has a bad day.
“He obviously scores goal, holds it up well too and is a really good player.
“He was good to play with and a nice guy too.
“Coventry do score a lot but they also concede. Hopefully we can keep them down the other end and score more.”
Walsall go into the game looking to make it three wins on the spin after following up last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stevenage with a stunning 3-1 triumph at Swindon Town on Tuesday.
The manner of their victory at the County Ground surprised many but Westcarr says the team were always confident.
“We know what we are capable of and we know we can go to places like Swindon and win,” he said.
“It’s not a surprise to us. We can definitely do that and drive each other along to get the results we need.
“Coventry have had a good start, obviously they have had the points deducted but everyone knows they are a good team and they will definitely be up there, or thereabouts, in terms of the play-offs or even automatic promotion.”