Walsall v Bournemouth preview

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

Last Updated: 18/01/13 at 18:13   

Taylor: Available for selection

Taylor: Available for selection

Walsall boast a fully-fit squad for the weekend tie.

Defenders Andy Taylor (groin) and Dean Holden (ankle) are both back in full training and are available for selection.

However, manager Dean Smith will be hard pushed to make any changes to his XI after last weekend's impressive 3-1 victory at Preston.

On-loan goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin made his debut in the clash and is now set for his home bow at the Banks's Stadium.

Midfielder Florent Cuvelier continues to receive treatment on his hamstring injury at parent club Stoke and is a number of weeks away from fitness, but his loan has now come to an end, with the Saddlers weighing up another potential deal when he is back up to full speed.

The clash sees two of League One's form teams go head-to-head.

Bournemouth will be without top scorer Lewis Grabban as they look to bounce back from their midweek FA Cup exit at Walsall.

The Cherries were beaten 1-0 by Wigan in the third round replay on Tuesday night to end an 18-game unbeaten run since Eddie Howe returned to the south coast.

Grabban's knee injury rules him out of the trip while Josh McQuiod (calf) and Eunan O'Kane (foot) are both doubtful.

Southampton defender Dan Seaborne, who signed a loan deal with the club until the end of the season on Thursday, could come into the squad.

Fellow new arrival Ryan Fraser, signed from Aberdeen on Friday could be involved if his international clearance comes through in time.

One player set to return to the side is David James who has watched Shwan Jalal play in the cup competitions this season.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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