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Sky Bet League 1

Bescot Stadium (ATT 2,787) 6th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Harrington

Walsall Walsall vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Walsall 1

W Grigg (90+2)

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Scunthrpe 4

N Canavan (13, 50)
M Duffy (30)
D Prutton (S/O 45)
L Clarke (75)

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Last Updated: 05/11/12 5:51pm

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Florent Cuvelier: Misses out for Walsall

Florent Cuvelier: Misses out for Walsall

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Walsall and Scunthorpe at Banks's Stadium.

Walsall will be without Florent Cuvelier while Febian Brandy and Andy Taylor are both huge doubts.

Star midfielder Cuvelier remains sidelined with the hamstring problem that ruled him out of Saturday's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Lincoln.

Forward Brandy (knock) and full-back Taylor (hamstring) also missed the tie and both are highly unlikely to feature against the Iron, who will be looking to bounce back from a 4-0 cup defeat at League Two Gillingham in Brian Laws' first game in charge.

Manager Dean Smith could opt to name an unchanged side while the likes of James Baxendale, Richard Taundry and Paul Downing provide one or two options.

After a promising start to the campaign the Saddlers are now winless in eight matches stretching back to late September.

Scunthorpe's new loan signing Steve Mildenhall is set to make his debut at Walsall in manager Brian Laws' first league game back in charge.

Laws, back at Glanford Park for a third spell as manager, signed Mildenhall on a month's loan from Millwall and he is expected to replace Sam Slocombe in goal.

But defender David Mirfin is doubtful after being forced out of Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Gillingham after twisting his leg in an awkward fall. Niall Canavan or Callum Kennedy could come into contention if Mirfin fails to make it.

Leading goalscorer Leon Clarke and midfielder David Prutton are expected to return to the starting line-up after being refused permission to play at the weekend by parent clubs Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.

Midfielder Damien Mozika, who made his first appearance of the season on Saturday following a long-term ankle injury, is expected to start on the bench again as the Iron chase their first win in eight league matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
6 Oldham Athletic 15 25
7 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
8 Rochdale 14 23
9 Swindon Town 13 23
10 Chesterfield 14 19
11 Fleetwood Town 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12