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Tickets for Walsall's trip to Wembley on sale from Friday

Walsall supporters will be able to get tickets for the team's first ever match at Wembley from Friday.

Walsall manager Dean Smith celebrates with his players Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Tickets for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final are available from 9am, but only to season ticket holders.

Walsall take on Bristol City on 22 March, after beating Preston North End over two legs.

The club say they're also going to be making Friday's sale at the Banks's Stadium an event, with activities, giveaways and manager Dean Smith there to meet fans.

Walsall cousins jailed after string of burglaries

Two cousins from Walsall have been jailed after a string of break-ins between Cheltenham and Cheshire.

Cousins Scott and David Simkiss both admitted to the burglaries Credit: West Midlands Police

Scott and David Simkiss burgled a house together in Chester Road, Brownhills, on 7 October after throwing a brick through a glass door pane.

They teamed up again the next day to steal computer equipment and jewellery from a house in Old Road, Rugeley, after climbing in through an open first floor window.

But the two men also split up to commit separate burglaries in Rugeley, Cheltenham, Crewe and Nantwich.

They were arrested in October and both pleaded guilty to a total of seven counts of burglary at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Scott Simkiss, 31, of West Street in Walsall, was jailed for 40 months for three burglaries and David Simkiss, 30, of Dora Street in the town, got a 30-month sentence for two burglaries.

“Both were prepared to travel fairly long distances to commit offences…their thinking being that by crossing police borders it would be harder to track them or link offences.

“However, we worked closely with colleagues in Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Cheshire Police to identify a pattern of offending and were able to link them to the Simkisses. They were left with little option but to admit the burglaries."

– PC Matthew Parsons, Walsall Police
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