Walsall v Huddersfield preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Huddersfield at the Banks's Stadium.

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Richard Taundry and Jimmy Walker both stand a chance of being available for managerless Walsall.

Midfielder Taundry (ankle) will undergo a fitness test on Friday as he looks to make his return while the Saddlers are hopeful Walker could be in contention after he trained on Thursday following his lay-off with a hamstring complaint.

Both would provide a big boost to caretaker manager Dean Smith as he looks to continue the club's mini resurgence since taking over from sacked boss Chris Hutchings.

Smith has led the Saddlers to away draws at fellow strugglers Tranmere and Bristol Rovers in his two games since taking charge and another positive result at home to the Terriers would really boost Walsall's survival ambitions.

Will Grigg and Julian Gray started at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday in place of the benched Steve Jones and Jamie Paterson and it remains to be seen how Smith will line up this time around considering the potential returns of Taundry and Walker.

That just leaves striker Darren Byfield (knee) out.

Huddersfield will be without defender Graham Carey.

The Scotland Under-21 international has returned to parent club Celtic following the end of his six-month loan spell.

Town signed Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar on a one-month loan last week and he is expected to retain his place in the back four.

Manager Lee Clark has no new injury or suspension worries, but could consider several changes after his side were booed off at half-time in the midweek win over Plymouth.

Defender Gary Naysmith (foot), midfielders Damien Johnson and Theo Robinson (both knee), as well as Leigh Franks (hamstring) remain long-term absentees.

Huddersfield clinched back-to-back wins on Tuesday to climb up to fourth place in the table, one point behind second-placed Southampton.

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