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Team news for Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Southampton and Walsall at St Mary's Stadium.

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Do Prado: Not smiling about missing out for Saints

Do Prado: Not smiling about missing out for Saints

Guly do Prado looks set to miss Southampton's final game of the season.

The Brazilian attacker sat out Monday's win over Plymouth with the leg injury he suffered at Brentford last Saturday and is not expected to be fit.

With Lee Barnard still sidelined with an ankle injury, veteran striker David Connolly is poised to partner Rickie Lambert in attack again.

Teenage winger Alex Chamberlain is close to being fit after an ankle injury, but with Saints assured of promotion barring an unlikely goal difference swing, he will not be risked unnecessarily.

Full-back Dan Harding could return after a hip injury while midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and wideman Lee Holmes (ankle) were back in the squad against Plymouth after lengthy spells out and should be involved again.

Walsall welcome back Emmanuel Ledesma from suspension for their survival showdown.

The Argentinian playmaker completed a three-match ban with the passing of last weekend's vital 2-0 home victory over Charlton, a result which leaves the Saddlers in pole position to retain their League One status on the final day.

But Ledesma is unlikely to find himself in Walsall's starting XI at St Mary's, with manager Dean Smith charged with the decision whether to keep faith with the same XI who saw off the Addicks for what would be a third successive match.

Smith does not have any new injury or suspension worries, with centre-back Clayton McDonald (dislocated shoulder) and full-back Aaron Lescott (knee ligament strain) the only absentees.

Walsall, one point and one place clear of the drop zone, need only to match the result of Dagenham & Redbridge, who travel to Peterborough, to survive, with 22nd-placed Bristol Rovers all but relegated due to their vastly inferior goal difference.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:45
Bradford v Peterboro Live
Sheff Utd v Stevenage Live
Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves  
15:00
Crewe v Colchester  
MK Dons v Brentford  
Notts Co v Crawley  
Oldham v Coventry  
Peterboro v Carlisle  
Preston v Shrewsbury  
Rotherham v Port Vale  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 MK Dons 43 0 58
10 Walsall 43 2 57
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bristol C 43 1 53
14 Gillingham 43 -17 51
15 Bradford 42 1 50
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 42 -22 39

Updated Fri, 18 Apr 2014

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