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

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Last Updated: 07/10/13 11:37am

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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was set to miss the clash with the Bantams following his red card against Leyton Orient last weekend, but had it rescinded after a successful appeal.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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40