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

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
19:45
Fleetwood v Barnsley
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Colchester v Bradford  
Doncaster v Chesterfld  
Fleetwood v Bristol C  
Gillingham v Walsall  
MK Dons v Crewe  
Notts Co v Oldham  
Port Vale v Barnsley  
Preston v Crawley  
Rochdale v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

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