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

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Butler: Set to return for Saddlers

Butler: Set to return for Saddlers

Walsall welcome back captain Andy Butler and fellow defender Daryl Westlake.

Centre-back Butler has missed the club's last two games due to a cyst in the back of his knee but is now fully fit and returned to feature for the club's reserves in midweek.

Full-back Westlake joined Butler in playing 90 minutes for the Saddlers' second string having been sidelined with an ankle injury since the end of October, but whether manager Dean Smith opts to throw him into his starting XI so soon remains to be seen.

Striker Ryan Jarvis starts a three-match suspension after being sent off within minutes of his introduction off the bench in last weekend's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Smith's only other absentee remains midfielder Kevan Hurst, who aims to return to full training next week as he nears the completion of his recovery from a broken bone in his heel.

Hogan Ephraim will return to the Charlton squad.

The on-loan winger was unavailable for last weekend's FA Cup win over Carlisle as parent club QPR do not want him cup-tied.

The Addicks are still without captain Johnnie Jackson, who has a hamstring injury, and fellow midfielder Dale Stephens following an ankle operation.

Manager Chris Powell made six changes for the Carlisle match and is set to revert to the bulk of the side which ended Huddersfield's unbeaten run the previous Monday.

That should mean returns for goalkeeper Ben Hamer, defender Matt Taylor, Ephraim and strikers Bradley Wright-Phillips and Yann Kermorgant, while Andy Hughes is likely to start in central midfield if Darel Russell does not shake off a calf knock.

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League One Fixtures

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
Stevenage v Bristol C
Swindon v Bradford

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 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
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 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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