Leicester will face Walsall in the 4th round of the FA Cup. The game will be played at Bescot Stadium, as we can count this as a local game in close neighbourhood. A short trip of 58km (38 miles) will be what it take Leicester fans to get to the game.
Walsall are currently 11th in League 2. Leicester must be seen as huge favorites to get through to the next round as this cup campaign looks one that could go a long way, and hopefully form will be found on the way.
Leicester do have a number of other improtant games to play before Walsall comes to ground. So far no date is set, but will soon be decided. A massive game for Walsall, as they are drawn against a Premier League side, coming through the 3rd round with a strong 2-1 away win vs. Stockport.
A long time since Leicester last faced Walsall, we have to go back to 2009, when the two teams both held house in League One. The game, taking place on the 3rd of February that year, ended in a 4-1 Leicester win. Troy Deeney was in the Walsall line-up, but their only goal of the evening came from Ireland U.21 international Dwayne Mathis. Leicester goals from Fryatt, King, Cleverly and Howard.
A special event for Matty Fryatt, who is in the panet of Leicester experts on matchdays. He is a player with prooud memoris from both camps and was once signed by Leicester from Walsall. We have since seen the move of Josh Gordon between the two clubs, and Tyrese Shade spending last season on loan with The Saddlers.
Leicester and Walsall do also have in commen that Allan Clarke and Mark Wallington are previous players in both camps. Trevor Christie and Nicky Cross are others.
We will be back with more stories of players in both camps when we get closer to this game.
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