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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 4,260) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Hill

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Walsall Walsall

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Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:05pm

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Matt Tootle: Could be available for selection

Matt Tootle: Could be available for selection

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Walsall at the Alexandra Stadium.

Alex boss Steve Davis is banking on Ryan Colclough and Matt Tootle both being available this weekend.

Highly-rated teenage forward Colclough missed the draw with Peterborough due to a combination of a chest infection and a bruised hip. Davis revealed the 18-year-old, who scored both goals in the Alex's only win to date in the league against Tranmere, is over the former ailment and does not expect his hip to trouble him too much.

Full-back Tootle incurred what Davis termed an "unusual" injury when he received a dead leg on his hamstring, however he is also likely to feature.

Goalkeeper Alan Martin (hip) will miss another week so Steve Phillips should continue between the sticks, while Mathias Pogba (knee) is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation.

The Saddlers boast a virtually fully-fit squad as they aim to end a five-match winless sequence.

Reserve goalkeeper Shane Lewis is the only absentee having been unavailable for the last four matches due to an ankle injury, although he is making good progress in his recovery.

That means Liam Roberts will continue to provide back-up for number one Richard O'Donnell, who has started all eight of the Saddlers' matches this season.

Walsall, who get back to action following 11 days without a game, won their opening three matches of the campaign but have struggled to continue that fine form.

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Sky Bet League 1

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33