Walsall v Yeovil Town preview

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

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The hosts are without captain Andy Butler as they look to end their 15-game winless run.

The defender starts a two-match ban after being sent off during the 5-1 defeat away at Coventry last weekend.

But the Saddlers are boosted by the return to fitness of Ben Purkiss. The defender has been sidelined for the last seven games with a hamstring injury but is back in contention for the visit of the Glovers.

Midfielder Florent Cuvelier is not available for the game as he continues to struggle with a hamstring problem of his own that has kept him out since October, but he is nearing a return to fitness.

On-loan goalkeeper Aaron McCarey's deal comes to an end after the game but the club are looking into extending his stay.

The visitors welcome back Keanu Marsh-Brown after the winger missed the goalless draw against Notts County on Saturday as he served a one-match ban after picking up five yellow cards.

But Marsh-Brown is now available for an immediate return to Gary Johnson's side.

Johnson will be without defender Dale Bennett after the 22-year-old returned to parent club Watford following a frustrating loan spell.

Bennett played just 10 minutes for the Glovers in a substitute appearance against Carlisle, after his stint at the Somerset club was plagued by a back injury.

Johnson is able to call on an otherwise fully fit squad.

His side won their last away trip 1-0 at Crawley, and will be looking to move back towards the play-off places, after having won only one of their last four league games.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Colchester v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Crewe  
MK Dons v Crawley  
Port Vale v Chesterfld  
Preston v Sheff Utd  
Rochdale v Bradford  
Scunthorpe v Walsall  
Swindon v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

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