Huddersfield v Walsall preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Huddersfield Town and Walsall at the Galpharm Stadium.

Last Updated: 29/10/10 at 17:08

Novak (right): Hamstring injury

Novak (right): Hamstring injury

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Huddersfield will be without striker Lee Novak for the home clash with Walsall, but midfielder Damien Johnson is back in contention.

Novak has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Plymouth.

Joe Garner stepped off the bench at Home Park and could be a straight replacement, but Jordan Rhodes provides manager Lee Clark with an alternative option.

Johnson is expected to return to the starting line-up after being ineligible to play against parent club Plymouth last Saturday.

Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Lee Peltier (calf) came through unscathed last week after nursing respective injuries, but winger Gary Roberts (broken arm) and defenders Gary Naysmith (foot) and Tom Clarke (knee) remain sidelined.

Jimmy Walker is in line for his second Walsall debut at high-flying Huddersfield.

But manager Chris Hutchings will be without captain Darren Byfield and centre-back Andrew Davies.

Goalkeeper Walker re-signed for the Saddlers on Friday morning on an initial deal until the end of January, returning to the club he made 475 appearances in 11 years before leaving for West Ham in 2004.

Striker Byfield (knee) has suffered a minor setback in training which will rule him out of the trip to the Galpharm Stadium, although he remains hopeful of being ready for Tuesday's visit of Peterborough.

On-loan Stoke defender Davies was on Thursday ruled out for around three weeks having suffered a slight tear in his thigh muscle, meaning Clayton McDonald is likely to come into the heart of the defence.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Gillingham  
Bradford v Peterboro  
Colchester v Doncaster  
Fleetwood v Chesterfld  
Leyton Or v Walsall  
MK Dons v Coventry  
Port Vale v Notts Co  
Preston v Oldham  
Rochdale v Bristol C  
Sheff Utd v Crawley  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Women's Football: England beat Wales 4-0 to make World Cup

England's women secured their place in the 2015 World Cup courtesy of an emphatic 4-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.

Transfer News: QPR sign Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on loan

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on a season-long loan deal.

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property