Walsall v Preston preview
Last Updated: 30/08/13 1:31pm
Milan Lalkovic: Back in contention
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Preston at The Bescot Stadium.
Milan Lalkovic is set to return to contention for Walsall's home encounter against Preston.
The on-loan Chelsea forward was rested for Wednesday night's Capital One Cup defeat at Stoke having been nursing a tight hamstring.
But he is back in the frame to start against North End as the Saddlers look to get back to winning ways having also tasted defeat away at Brentford last weekend.
Boss Dean Smith is expected to boast a fully-fit squad after defender Andy Taylor managed 90 minutes at the Britannia Stadium upon his return from an ankle injury.
Simon Grayson has suggested some of his midweek changes could retain their places in the starting line-up against the Saddlers.
The former Leeds boss shuffled his pack in a 2-0 loss to Burnley in the Capital One Cup, bringing in six new faces, with midfielder Joel Byrom one of those specifically singled out for praise.
However, the likes of on-loan goalkeeper Declan Rudd, veteran striker Kevin Davies and defender David Buchanan are expected to resume their starting berths once more.
Otherwise Grayson has a fully-fit and suspension-free squad apart from the injury to forward Jack King (foot) following his surgery.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 31st Aug
Brentford0 - 0Carlisle
Colchester1 - 2Leyton Or
Gillingham1 - 1Bristol C
Notts Co0 - 1Rotherham
Oldham0 - 1Tranmere
Peterboro0 - 2Crawley
Port Vale1 - 3Wolves
Sheff Utd0 - 1MK Dons
Shrewsbury1 - 1Coventry
Stevenage1 - 1Bradford
Swindon5 - 0Crewe
Walsall0 - 3Preston
Sky Bet League 1
|3||Preston North End||12||25|
|4||Milton Keynes Dons||12||23|