Mansfield 1-1 Walsall - Player ratings

Following the 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town, Liam Keen rates the Walsall players.

Rory Holden
Rory Holden

Liam Roberts - 7

The shot-stopper did not have much to contend with, but did make one magnificent save. His distribution was good.

Hayden White - 6

An improved performance compared to his mid-week showing, but he had to be substituted due to some rash tackles.

Dan Scarr - 7

Scarr dealt with the threat of Andy Cook well, resulting in the forward being taken off. But he scuffed his clearance for the Mansfield goal.

Zak Jules - 8

A composed performance that warrants the best rating of the back line.

George Nurse - 7

Did nothing wrong and linked up well for the goal, with a great assist. He should have got forward more.

Danny Guthrie - 6

Guthrie unfortunately struggled to impose himself on the game and looked to be paying for playing 90 minutes in mid-week.

Stuart Sinclair - 7

A rare start but a decent showing. Sinclair won some good tackles in midfield and helped break up the play.

Emmanuel Osadebe - 7

Playing on both wings in this game, Osadebe looked dangerous when he broke the lines and picked up the ball in promising areas. He should have scored in the first half and almost won the game in the closing minutes.

Rory Holden - 7

Holden played his part both behind the striker and on the wing. His set piece delivery was better and he also did well when thrown into centre midfield.

Wes McDonald - 6

A little slow at times, McDonald did well when he played it simple. His one-two with Nurse ahead of the goal was simple but effective.

Elijah Adebayo - 8

Adebayo never relinquished the ball and fought for every opportunity. He took his goal well and he’ll be pleased to add to his tally.


Liam Kinsella (for Guthrie, 52), Cameron Norman (for White, 65), Caolan Lavery (for Sinclair, 69).

Subs not used: Rose, Norman, Sadler, Kinsella, Bates, Lavery, Scrimshaw.

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