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was set to miss the clash with the Bantams following his red card against Leyton Orient last weekend, but had it rescinded after a successful appeal.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