Brentford v Walsall preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Brentford and Walsall at Griffin Park.

Last Updated: 23/08/13 at 12:28   

Jake Bidwell: Expected miss the clash

Jake Bidwell: Expected miss the clash

Jake Bidwell is a major doubt for Brentford ahead of the visit of Walsall.

Defender Bidwell was forced off just 15 minutes into last weekend's 1-1 draw at Gillingham with an ankle injury.

Javi Venta came on at right-back - with Shaleum Logan moving across to Bidwell's left-back position - and the Spaniard could now make his full league debut.

Elsewhere midfielder Jonathan Douglas is still recovering from a summer knee op and goalkeeper Richard Lee remains sidelined following shoulder surgery.

Milan Lalkovic and Andy Taylor are both back in contention for Walsall's trip to Brentford.

On-loan Chelsea striker Lalkovic missed last weekend's 1-1 draw with Notts County due to a minor hamstring problem sustained on international duty, however boss Dean Smith faces a dilemma after Romaine Sawyers came in and found the net against the Magpies.

Defender Andy Taylor is yet to feature this season due to an ankle injury but returned to action in midweek to play 45 minutes for the club's reserves.

Walsall, who remain unbeaten this term despite losing their 100 per cent record last weekend, will come up against former striker Will Grigg for the first time since his summer switch to Griffin Park.

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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  
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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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