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by The Rovers Review

Assistant manager, Gavin Strachan thinks Rovers need to be wary of Walsall's character.

Strachan said that Walsall are a team that like to change their system and can easily adapt to a game, meaning Rovers need to be on the ball on Saturday to have a chance of making it three wins from four.

After missing the 2-1 win over Portsmouth midweek, James Coppinger is set to return to fitness following his short spell on the side-line, should he not react from his training on Thursday.

Andy Williams may not make the cut this weekend as he may not be fit in time, but Strachan insists he is "chomping at the bit", to back out on the pitch.

After serving his suspension John Marquis comes back into the foray, meaning Mandeville now could have a partner at the side of him up top. However, after the Portsmouth win Ferguson indicated he could possibly stick with the same system in the future that earned the three points on Tuesday night.

Walsall haven't won in five game - drawing four against MK Dons, Blackpool Shrewsbury and Charlton, leaving Jon Whitney's team one spot above Rovers in the league.

Rovers haven't had rub of the green against The Sadlers in recent years; the last time Walsall visited the Keepmoat it ended in a 2-1 defeat with Liam Mandeville earning a consolation goal for Rovers that February evening. Rovers' last win came in August 2012, where Rovers cruised to a 3-0 victory away from home with goals from Chris Brown, David Cotterill and Kyle Bennett.
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