September 8, 2012
Grigg out for Saddlers
Team Stat Comparison
|Walsall||Milton Keynes Dons|
|Goals for *||1.7||1.2|
|Goals against *||1.3||1.0|
|Last 5 home||D-D-W-D-W||L-W-D-W-W|
|Last 5 away||L-D-D-D-D||W-W-L-W-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Walsall | Milton Keynes Dons|
Walsall will be without Will Grigg for their home clash against MK Dons.
The striker is on international duty with Northern Ireland for their double-header against Russia and Luxembourg, handing manager Dean Smith a real selection problem in attack.
Febian Brandy could fill that void having made his return from a hamstring injury for the reserves in midweek, although the forward's match fitness will be assessed in the lead-up to the Banks's Stadium encounter.
Full-back Richard Taundry (thigh) also made his comeback for the second string and will now hope to be involved.
Midfielder Adam Chambers (hamstring) is rated 50/50 as he looks to make his return to action but twin brother James (thigh) definitely remains out.
Captain Dean Lewington will come straight back into the MK Dons team for the trip.
Lewington has completed a three-match ban for his red card in the 1-0 defeat at Swindon and will return at left-back.
However, fellow defender Gary MacKenzie, an ever-present so far this season, will need replacing in the side following his call-up to the Scotland squad.
With Lewington back in the fold, Antony Kay, Adam Chicksen and midfielder Shaun Williams are likely to make up the Dons' backline.
The only injury doubt for boss Karl Robinson is midfielder Jimmy Bullard, who was forced off with a dead leg 56 minutes into his full debut against Northampton in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat in midweek.