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Bescot Stadium (ATT 5,364) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Eddie Ilderton

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Andy Butler: Available for Walsall

Andy Butler: Available for Walsall

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Bradford City at Bescot Stadium.

Walsall captain Andy Butler is available to face Bradford.

The defender was set to miss the clash with the Bantams following his red card against Leyton Orient last weekend, but had it rescinded after a successful appeal.

Julian Gray rejoined the Saddlers on a deal until January last week and, after failing to break into Dean Smith's squad for the Orient clash, is hoping to be included on Saturday.

Amadou Bakayoko, who bagged a brace against Oldham on reserve duty in midweek, is also pushing to be involved.

Bradford will be without leading goalscorer Nahki Wells at Walsall as they look to extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches.

Wells sustained ankle ligament damage in last week's home win against Shrewsbury and will be sidelined for at least another fortnight, so Mark Yeates, Alan Connell and Andy Gray will all come into the reckoning.

Recent recruit Caleb Folan could also come into contention after signing a short-deal until December last weekend.

Boss Phil Parkinson also has concerns over skipper Gary Jones, who is nursing a tight hamstring, and winger Garry Thompson (Achilles) and defender Rory McArdle, whose training has been disrupted this week due to illness.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 17 36
2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14