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Meadow Lane (ATT 5,701) 25th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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C McGregor (61)

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F Brandy (24, 33, 45+2)
A Butler (49)
C Westcarr (53, 63)

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Last Updated: 24/01/14 11:14am

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Ronan Murray: Serving suspension

Ronan Murray: Serving suspension

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Walsall at Meadow Lane.

Notts County will be without the suspended Ronan Murray when Walsall visit Meadow Lane.

Murray scored after seven minutes on Tuesday night to give the Magpies a 2-0 lead at Peterborough but was then sent off in the 17th minute for throwing a punch at Posh midfielder Danny Swanson. The striker will begin a three-match ban against the Saddlers.

His absence could pave the way for Callum Ball to make his first start for the club since prolonging his loan stay from Derby, although transfer-listed striker Danny Haynes is also an option for manager Shaun Derry.

Kwesi Appiah made his debut from the bench during the 4-3 defeat to Peterborough and the on-loan Crystal Palace forward could come into contention for his full debut.

Walsall will be without Andy Taylor when they travel to Notts County.

The left-back was forced off during the 1-1 draw against Brentford with a knee injury and scans this week have revealed a grade one tear, which will keep him sidelined for around a fortnight.

Mal Benning replaced Taylor at the weekend and Dean Smith has hinted that the 20-year-old will be handed a first start since August .

Other than that, Smith has no new problems and is unlikely to make changes from the side that ended Brentford's eight-match winning run in League One.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24