Walsall Vs Exeter, Sat 9 Oct 2010

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Walsall could be boosted by as many as four fresh faces for their crucial home clash against Exeter.

Winger Martin Devaney and centre-back Andrew Davies have this week arrived on loan from Barnsley and Stoke respectively and are likely to make their debuts at the Banks`s Stadium.

Wide man Steve Jones is expected to come back into the reckoning after seven weeks out with an ankle injury while striker and skipper Darren Byfield also has an outside chance of making his return from a knee problem.

The news will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for under pressure manager Chris Hutchings and his confidence-sapped squad who have slumped to the foot of the table courtesy of a seven-match winless streak in the league, which has included six defeats.

The only absentee is now midfielder Richard Taundry (knee) who is expected to rejoin his team-mates for full training next week.

Exeter manager Paul Tisdale has no fresh selection concerns for the trip.

John O'Flynn and Daniel Nardiello started Tuesday's 3-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory at Hereford after injury lay-offs and were both on the scoresheet, which gives Tisdale a welcome selection poser in attack.

Jamie Cureton and Richard Logan have been leading the Grecians' line in recent matches and Tisdale must decide whether to stick with those two in attack or hand a start to O'Flynn or Nardiello.

Club captain Matt Taylor is still some way away from fitness after a debilitating back injury which has kept him out since the first week of the season.

The Grecians are enjoying an impressive start to the campaign and have been beaten just once in their last seven League Two outings.

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Jamie Cureton
Daniel Nardiello
Andrew Davies
Richard Logan
League One
Matt Taylor
Paul Tisdale
Richard Taundry
John O'Flynn
Martin Devaney
Steve Jones
Darren Byfield
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