Walsall v Bury preview
Last Updated: 19/04/13 12:43pm
Andy Butler: Still hampered by foot problem
Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Bury at Bescot Stadium.
Skipper Andy Butler is again touch and go for the visit of already-relegated Bury as the hosts look to keep their play-off dreams going until the final day.
The centre-back missed last weekend's 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe with a foot injury and continues to be rated as 50/50.
Fellow defender Andy Taylor, however, is definitely ruled out once more with the hamstring problem which sidelined him at Glanford Park.
Manager Dean Smith has no new injury or suspension problems, with striker Will having suffered no ill-effects upon his return from a hamstring injury against the Iron - against whom he netted his 20th goal of the season.
The Saddlers are four points outside the play-off places and need to beat Bury, as well as hope sixth-placed Swindon drop points at home to Stevenage, if they are to have any chance of taking their pursuit to the last weekend of the season.
Bury manager Kevin Blackwell will be able to add defenders Efe Sodje and Ethan Ebanks-Landell to his threadbare squad for the trip to the midlands.
The Shakers responded to having their relegation confirmed by defeat to Oldham last weekend with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Scunthorpe in midweek, despite Blackwell only being able to name David Healy and rookie striker Tom Pratt on the bench.
Veteran centre-back Sodje has completed a two-game ban while on-loan Wolves youngster Ebanks-Landell is back from a bout of illness.
Craig Fagan has one more game of a three-match suspension to serve but the former Hull forward will be back in contention for the final outing of the season against Yeovil.
Andy Bishop (foot), Craig Jones (thigh/hamstring) and skipper Steven Schumacher (hernia) will not play again this term.
Long-term absentees Phil Picken (knee), Adam Lockwood (groin) and Shane Byrne (blood disorder) are also targeting pre-season but are back in light training.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 20th Apr
Bournemth3 - 1Carlisle
Colchester0 - 0Shrewsbury
Coventry0 - 1Leyton Or
Doncaster0 - 1Notts Co
MK Dons0 - 1Scunthorpe
Oldham2 - 1Crawley
Portsmouth3 - 0Sheff Utd
Preston1 - 0Tranmere
Swindon3 - 0Stevenage
Walsall1 - 1Bury
Yeovil1 - 0Crewe
Hartlepool1 - 1Brentford
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Preston North End||44||82|
|10||Milton Keynes Dons||44||59|