Walsall suffered a depressing 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe which meant that Saddlers have failed to win any of their opening five league games which is as alarming as frustrating. Making his Saddlers debut was Mathieu Manset, the striker who impressed as a trialist a few weeks ago and whilst it may take a few outings to get him really match fit it was a welcome change to see such a player in the side. The first half was a pretty tame affair and Walsall had to make a substitution after just ten minutes when James Chambers had to go off and Dean Holden replaced him. Towards half time Ashley Grimes had to be replaced by James Baxendale. The start of the second half saw the home side score twice in three minutes. Adelankun was given acres of space and shot home via a post then in next to no time Gary Mc Sheffrey scored from a direct free kick. However the hard working Tom Bradshaw pulled one back for Saddlers but it was too little too late and this run without a win is such a millstone round the neck of manager Dean smith.
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