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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 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30