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Walsall Walsall vs Bournemouth B'mouth

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Walsall v Bournemouth preview

Last Updated: 18/01/13 6:13pm

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Taylor: Available for selection

Taylor: Available for selection

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Bournemouth at the Banks's Stadium.

Walsall boast a fully-fit squad for the weekend tie.

Defenders Andy Taylor (groin) and Dean Holden (ankle) are both back in full training and are available for selection.

However, manager Dean Smith will be hard pushed to make any changes to his XI after last weekend's impressive 3-1 victory at Preston.

On-loan goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin made his debut in the clash and is now set for his home bow at the Banks's Stadium.

Midfielder Florent Cuvelier continues to receive treatment on his hamstring injury at parent club Stoke and is a number of weeks away from fitness, but his loan has now come to an end, with the Saddlers weighing up another potential deal when he is back up to full speed.

The clash sees two of League One's form teams go head-to-head.

Bournemouth will be without top scorer Lewis Grabban as they look to bounce back from their midweek FA Cup exit at Walsall.

The Cherries were beaten 1-0 by Wigan in the third round replay on Tuesday night to end an 18-game unbeaten run since Eddie Howe returned to the south coast.

Grabban's knee injury rules him out of the trip while Josh McQuiod (calf) and Eunan O'Kane (foot) are both doubtful.

Southampton defender Dan Seaborne, who signed a loan deal with the club until the end of the season on Thursday, could come into the squad.

Fellow new arrival Ryan Fraser, signed from Aberdeen on Friday could be involved if his international clearance comes through in time.

One player set to return to the side is David James who has watched Shwan Jalal play in the cup competitions this season.

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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33