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

Walsall Walsall vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

Walsall 1

W Grigg (90+2)

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Scunthorpe 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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40