Walsall Vs Swindon Town, Sat 18 Sep 2010

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Walsall welcome back Alex Nicholls for the home clash against Swindon.

The young striker has completed a three-match suspension incurred after his dismissal in the 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

However, with both Darren Byfield and Jon Macken finding the net in last weekend`s 3-2 defeat at Rochdale, Nicholls is unlikely to start at the Banks`s Stadium.

Steve Jones (ankle) and Richard Taundry (knee) are the only two players not available to boss Chris Hutchings.

Saturday`s clash comes too soon for Jones who should return for next weekend`s trip to Hartlepool, while Taundry is looking at a further couple of weeks on the sidelines.

The Saddlers will be desperate for all three points against their Wiltshire rivals having lost their last four games in all competitions.

Swindon start life without Charlie Austin.

The impressive striker has already found the net four times this season to follow up his 20 goals from last term but the Robins were dealt a huge blow during last weekend`s 1-0 win over Southampton when he dislocated his shoulder.

Despite discovering this week he does not needing surgery, Austin is looking at several weeks on the sidelines and his absence means Vincent Pericard will likely partner David Ball or Thomas Dossevi in attack.

Winger Alan O`Brien also misses out with a back problem, although first-choice goalkeeper David Lucas is available having missed the Saints victory - Town`s first of the season - with a finger injury.

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