Walsall FC boss Dean Smith wants to spoil Wolves’ record party

Dean Smith today claimed Walsall can be record wreckers once more in tomorrow’s derby showdown with Wolves.

Walsall boss Dean Smith
Walsall boss Dean Smith

The Molineux men arrive at the Banks’s top of League One and looking for an eighth successive victory – which would equal a club record.

But the Saddlers have developed an uncanny knack of being party poopers this term, most notably against Wolves’ two main title rivals.

Smith’s side were the first to take points of Leyton Orient, while they denied Brentford a club record equalling seventh straight win when they drew 1-1 with the Bees two months ago.

And the manager admits they will also take heart from already having beaten Wolves 1-0 at Molinuex back in September. “We have beaten them already and we will take a lot of confidence from that,” he said.

“We have had a habit of stopping runs this season. We did it at Leyton Orient, we did it against Brentford and hopefully we can do it against Wolves.

“It will certainly be an easy game to get up for. We would like to be going into it with more favourable recent results but we can’t do anything about that.

“All we can do is keep performing.”

While Wolves could not be in better form, the Saddlers go into the game on the back of a six-game winless streak which has cast serious doubt over their play-off credentials.

But Smith feels it is too soon to dampen talk of a top six finish and believes his side’s fortunes will soon change if they maintain current performance levels.

“Wolves are on a great run but we are not playing too badly ourselves,” he said.

“To be honest, I have been really pleased with the way we have been playing all season.

“In the last six games we have not got the points on the board we should have done.

“Some of it has been out of our hands and some of it has been our own fault but we will work hard and keep trying to do the right things.”

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Comments for: "Walsall FC boss Dean Smith wants to spoil Wolves’ record party"


Lets all laugh at dingles, Lets all laugh at dingles , na na na na, na na na na see you Tomorrow :D UTS


Were going to wipe that smug grin off your face tommorow.


Cracking song Nat !!! Prepare to be out sung !!!



I think we are all looking forward to the game tomorrow but for Wolves fans it is predominantly because its an away game just down the road as opposed to the local rivalry.

Walsall will no doubt throw everything at us tomorrow as like it or not, Wolves are easily the biggest team in that division when you compare the size of the clubs resources etc......

Regardless of the score tomorrow the table will still show the teams are more than 20 points apart and thats with Wolves having 2 games in hand. Over one or 2 games it can be close, but over the season theres a massive gulf. 3 points is whats important for most teams at this point in the season, who against and how is kind of irrelevant. Unless it s WBA that is. Hopefully we will be playing them next year and reserrect some proper local derbies.