Coventry v Walsall preview
Last Updated: 07/12/12 2:26pm
Murphy: Set to continue in goal
Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Coventry and Walsall at the Ricoh Arena.
Coventry are not expected to have any new injury or suspension problems.
Manager Mark Robins welcomed back goalkeeper Joe Murphy from a shoulder problem for Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory over Sheffield United as the Sky Blues made the northern section semi-finals.
Striker David McGoldrick and midfielder James Bailey also returned having been ineligible for FA Cup duty last weekend, and all three are again expected to start against the Saddlers.
Robins could well opt to name the starting XI from that which drew 1-1 with the Blades in midweek before triumphing 4-1 on penalties.
"We did well on Tuesday night even though I thought we were lacking slightly in the final third. I still think we need to do better, and we can do better," Robins told the club's official website.
"I don't think we gave them enough problems really and when a team comes here and sets up to defend, we have to do more to break them down and that is what we have to do on Saturday."
Walsall continue to be without the services of Florent Cuvelier.
The on-loan midfielder has missed the last seven matches with a troublesome hamstring injury and is receiving treatment at parent club Stoke.
It is hoped, however, that Cuvelier could be fit to face Yeovil next weekend.
Defender Ben Purkiss is set to come back into contention having been ruled out of late with a hamstring problem.
Manager Dean Smith has options at his disposal as the Saddlers strive to end their 14-match winless run stretching back to late September.
Striker Craig Westcarr started on the bench in the 1-1 draw against Hartlepool last time out and could start, while the likes of George Bowerman, Adam Chambers and James Baxendale are also pushing for inclusion.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 8th Dec
Brentford3 - 2MK Dons
Bury0 - 2Leyton Or
Carlisle1 - 3Sheff Utd
Colchester0 - 2Oldham
Coventry5 - 1Walsall
Crawley2 - 2Shrewsbury
Hartlepool0 - 2Stevenage
Preston1 - 3Crewe
Scunthorpe1 - 2Bournemth
Swindon1 - 1Doncaster
Tranmere2 - 2Portsmouth
Yeovil0 - 0Notts Co
Sky Bet League 1
|3||Preston North End||4||8|
|7||Milton Keynes Dons||4||7|