Mark Wright does not remember when Walsall drew 3-3 with Hereford United in October 1993. But a quick flick through the record books will reveal that Evran Wright scored twice for Walsall that day.
Mark is Evran's son and will be looking to emulate the achievements of his father when Walsall play away to Hereford in Coca-Cola League Two tomorrow. Walsall have not scored against Hereford since that day 13 years ago but Wright junior aims to put that right.
"I don't remember the game but fair play to my dad," he said.
"It would be nice if I could go there and grab a goal but it would be even better if I could do that and we win this time."
Mark Wright has been a permanent fixture in the Walsall team this season as Richard Money has steered the club to the top of the table. "It will be a tough game," Wright junior said. "It's something of a derby and those type of games are always difficult.
"I'd imagine it'll be played at a high tempo and we won't get much time on the ball. We're going there expecting a battle and we've got to be up for the challenge.
"We're top of the League and there to be shot down but we have a strong dressing room and we're fully-focused on the task at hand — three points on Saturday." Grimsby Town chairman John Fenty insists former Walsall manager Alan Buckley’s "phenomenal" managerial record stands comparison with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Buckley was recently appointed for a third spell as manager of the Mariners and Fenty said: "Alan’s record is phenomenal.
"He’s one of the few managers that’s done more than a thousand games and look at how many games he’s had unbeaten.