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Bescot Stadium (ATT 5,779) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Last Updated: 21/03/14 2:59pm

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Ben Purkiss: Serving suspension

Ben Purkiss: Serving suspension

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

Ben Purkiss will miss Walsall's home clash with Leyton Orient through suspension.

The right-back was sent off for a second bookable offence in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Rotherham and serves a one-match ban, with Paul Downing set to deputise.

Dean Holden will also watch from the sidelines as he continues to work his way back from the knee injury picked up in training at the start of February.

Walsall's play-off hopes have faded after a run of nine games without a victory.

Leyton Orient will check on Mathieu Baudry ahead of the trip to face Walsall.

French defender Baudry has missed the last four matches, including last weekend's 1-0 defeat by promotion rivals Brentford, due to a hamstring injury but is close to returning.

If Baudry does come in at centre-half, Scott Cuthbert will revert to full-back with Gary Sawyer the man likely to drop to the bench.

Goalkeeper Jamie Jones is the only definite injury absentee with his long-term back problem so Hull loanee Eldin Jakupovic keeps his place between the posts.

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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