Captain Andy Butler today urged Walsall’s fans to turn the Banks’s Stadium into a cauldron of noise for tomorrow’s derby with Wolves.
The Saddlers should be able to count on big support from what will be their first sell-out crowd in almost a decade.
The club launched the Turn it Red campaign last month in a bid to get home supporters wearing rednd Butler said: “Everyone is looking forward to it. They are trying to get all the fans wearing red and if we can make it a red stadium that would be brilliant. Make as much noise as possible.”
, we know they will make a bit of noise so if we can drown them out it really does help the players no end.
“They have spent a bit of money and they are scoring goals. It’s up to us to keep them out. I’m looking forward to it and I know a lot of the lads are. I can’t wait for 3pm on Saturday.”
Wolves are looking for a club record equalling eighth straight win and currently sit top of League One. But far from being intimidated by their rivals’ rampant form, Butler believes a meeting with Kenny Jackett’s side could be just what the Saddlers need to get their own season back on track.
They host another traditional rival in Crewe on Tuesday and the skipper is targeting both games as chances to get back on track.
“What better games to look forward to then a full crowd at our place and then Crewe?” he said.
“We’ve got two games where people are going to be buzzing. If you can’t get yourself up for a local derby against Wolves then you are never going to get up for anything.
“Those are the game we have to go to now and try to get something.
“We still have as much chance at the play-offs as anyone else.”