Schneiderlin set to boost Saints

Southampton manager Alan Pardew could be boosted by the return of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for Saturday's League One visit of Walsall.

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Schneiderlin: Could return to the frame

Schneiderlin: Could return to the frame

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The 20-year-old was forced to miss the goalless draw with Wycombe on Tuesday night with a knee injury but is close to regaining fitness.

However Saints are likely to once again be without striker David Connolly, who continues to struggle with a groin problem.

The veteran frontman, who has been sidelined since December, was expected to return this weekend but that now appears unlikely.

Defender Lloyd James has missed the last two games and could be on the sidelines once again.

Midfielder Jason Puncheon, who joined from Plymouth at the end of the January transfer window, is poised to make his home debut.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
19:45
Crewe v Notts Co
Saturday, 04 October 2014
13:00
Chesterfld v Sheff Utd  
15:00
Bradford v Crewe  
Coventry v Crawley  
Fleetwood v Port Vale  
Leyton Or v Swindon  
Notts Co v Gillingham  
Peterboro v Oldham  
Preston v Colchester  
Rochdale v Barnsley  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 10 12 24
2 Peterboro 10 5 19
3 Swindon 9 10 18
4 MK Dons 9 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 8 16
6 Preston 9 7 16
7 Sheff Utd 9 0 16
8 Chesterfld 9 4 15
9 Bradford 10 2 15
10 Oldham 10 1 14
11 Fleetwood 10 1 13
12 Crawley 10 -6 13
13 Gillingham 10 -2 12
14 Coventry 10 -2 12
15 Yeovil 10 -4 12
16 Notts Co 9 1 11
17 Walsall 10 -1 11
18 Doncaster 9 -5 11
19 Leyton Or 9 -1 10
20 Colchester 10 -1 9
21 Barnsley 9 -3 9
22 Port Vale 10 -6 9
23 Scunthorpe 10 -13 7
24 Crewe 9 -16 4

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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