Crawley Town v Walsall preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crawley Town and Walsall at Broadfield Stadium.

Last Updated: 22/11/13 at 12:53   

Nicky Adams: Expected to start

Nicky Adams: Expected to start

Crawley hope to welcome back Nicky Adams for the visit of Walsall.

The midfielder missed last weekend's 1-1 draw at Carlisle through illness but should be fit to return and could replace Kyle Bennett, whose loan from Doncaster is up.

Striker Billy Clarke climbed off the bench to score Crawley's equaliser at Brunton Park after five weeks out with a knee injury, so boss Richie Barker must decide whether his top scorer is fit enough to start against the Saddlers.

Barker has no other injury concerns as his side go in search of a first league win in six matches.

Walsall manager Dean Smith is expected to name an unchanged line-up for the trip to Crawley.

The Saddlers showed their promotion credentials as they beat Peterborough 2-0 on Monday night - their second successive victory.

Should Smith decide to freshen up his side, Ashley Hemmings, Troy Hewitt and Julian Gray are among the players waiting in the wings.

A third straight win could see Walsall move into the play-off places ahead of next Tuesday's trip to struggling Sheffield United.

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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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