Rhys Weston is Walsall`s only absentee for the home clash against Colchester.

The Saddlers right-back picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-2 draw against Millwall at the start of the month and was forced to miss last weekend`s disappointing 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient.

Weston will again be in the stands as Aidy Boothroyd`s promotion chasers come to town but he should resume full training next week.

Dwayne Mattis is back in contention to boost Walsall`s midfield having fully recovered from the gash in his leg sustained in mid-February.

Striker Sam Parkin (groin) is available again after spending almost six weeks on the sidelines, and he signalled his return with a goal for the reserves in a 45-minute appearance against Burton in midweek.

Matt Richards also makes his comeback having being suspended for the clash at Brisbane Road following his dismissal against Millwall.

Colchester will still be without Kem Izzet.

The long-serving midfielder completes his two-match ban after racking up 10 yellow cards this season.

David Fox was given a rare start in Izzet's absence as Colchester crashed 2-1 at 10-man Carlisle last week but John-Joe O'Toole, an unused substitute at Brunton Park following a foot injury, is pushing for a recall.

Ian Henderson made his full debut against the Cumbrians but was replaced at half-time by Anthony Wordsworth, who will also hope to start.

Defender Paul Reid is unlikely to return just yet despite having an injection in his back last week.

Reid has suffered a series of niggles since recovering from a long-term knee problem.

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