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Walsall Vs Brentford, Sat 20 Feb 2010

Saddlers need change for Till (©PAphotos)
Saddlers need change for Till (©PAphotos).

Chris Hutchings will have to make at least one change to the Walsall side that secured a memorable victory at Leeds in midweek as Brentford visit the Banks`s Stadium.

Winger Peter Till hobbled off with a hamstring injury as United suffered their first league defeat at Elland Road in over a year and he will miss out against the Bees.

Striker Darren Byfield missed the clash due to a virus but he is now back in training although unlikely to replace Alex Nicholls in the starting XI.

Forward Steve Jones (groin) managed 35 minutes for the reserves on Wednesday afternoon after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Hutchings will have to decide whether or not he is ready for first-team involvement.

Defender Rhys Weston (hamstring) and striker Sam Parkin (groin) both remain on the sidelines.

Marcus Bean could return to the Brentford squad.

The midfielder missed last weekend's 1-1 draw against Wycombe with a knee injury but he has had a cortisone injection and will be available if he suffers no reaction.

Left-back Ryan Dickson had to come off against Wycombe with a knee problem and will be checked over with Sam Wood on standby to deputise.

Winger Lionel Ainsworth is pushing to make his full debut since joining on loan from Huddersfield, having made two substitute appearances.

Ainsworth came on at half-time on Saturday and could replace Sam Saunders in the starting line-up.

Goalkeeper Nikki Bull (shoulder) is still missing while out-of-favour defender Alan Bennett this week joined Wycombe on loan.

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Peter Till
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Sam Parkin
Huddersfield Town
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Ryan Dickson
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Rhys Weston
Steve Jones
Darren Byfield
Barnet
Leeds United
Alan Bennett
Nikki Bull

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