Saddlers duo to miss Saints clash

Jamie Vincent and Richard Taundry are the only absentees as Walsall look to continue their solid form at home to Southampton on Saturday.

Last Updated: 04/12/09 at 12:30

Taundry: Hamstring injury

Taundry: Hamstring injury

Full-back Vincent (calf) and midfielder Taundry (hamstring) returned to the training ground last week after lengthy absences and although they are progressing well, they are not yet fully match fit.

Otherwise, Hutchings has a full-strength squad at his disposal and is unlikely to make any changes to the XI that brushed aside Yeovil on Tuesday, extending the club's unbeaten league run to five games.

Victory against Saints could put the Saddlers into the top six but Hutchings is expecting nothing less than a tough test as the South Coast club make their first visit to the Banks's Stadium.

"The lads are confident and looking forward to what promises to be an entertaining encounter against a high-profile club," he said. "Southampton have spent a lot of money and have some good, experienced players in their squad.

"They have players all over the pitch that can cause problems and are sure to bring a large away following to help stimulate a good atmosphere inside the stadium. That said, had they not had that 10-point deficit they would still find themselves a point behind us."

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4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
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10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

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