Walsall Vs Charlton Athletic, Tue 2 Feb 2010

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Walsall boss Chris Hutchings is likely to have the same squad at his disposal to face Charlton as the one that drew 0-0 with Gillingham on Saturday.

Midfielder Dwayne Mattis recovered from a calf injury to take his place in the starting XI at Priestfield Stadium, and he will again be involved against an Addicks side who have lost a bit of ground on Leeds and Norwich of late.

Skipper Mark Hughes will again be assessed before the clash but he is doubtful to return having missed the last two games with an ankle injury.

Steve Jones also continues to miss out with his groin problem, which is hampering the club's hopes of a play-off spot.

The eight-goal forward was in a rich vein of form prior to the injury he picked up at the start of December, helping the Saddlers to the fringes of the top six.

But since his absence the club have picked up just two points from a possible 15 to leave themselves 14 points adrift of the play-off places.

Charlton will check on goalkeeper Rob Elliot ahead of the game.

Elliot had to be replaced by Darren Randolph during the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw against Tranmere after suffering a back injury.

The problem is not serious but he will need a late fitness test.

Striker Akpo Sodje will be added to the squad after rejoining on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, and youngster Jonjo Shelvey is back in contention after being rested at the weekend.

On-loan Sheffield United winger Kyel Reid came off as a precaution with tight calves on an encouraging debut and should be fine to start again.

Kelly Youga is still missing with a knee injury so Grant Basey will continue at left-back.

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Jonjo Shelvey
Norwich City
Sheffield Wednesday
Kyel Reid
Akpo Sodje
League One
Mark Hughes
Kyel Reid
Darren Randolph
Sheffield United
Mark Hughes
Steve Jones
Dwayne Mattis
Grant Basey
Leeds United
Tranmere Rovers
Charlton Athletic
Kelly Youga

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