Duo added to Saddlers squad

24 March 2011 04:30
Walsall will include loan signings Marc Laird and Jordan Cook in their squad for Friday`s trip to MK Dons. Millwall midfielder Laird and versatile Sunderland forward Cook both arrived on deals until the end of the season ahead of Thursday`s deadline and are set to make their debuts. Whether they start at stadium:mk remains to be seen after manager Dean Smith saw his side come back from 2-0 down at home to Hartlepool last weekend to secure a stunning 5-2 victory. The catalyst for the turnaround was 56th-minute substitute Emmanuel Ledesma and the Argentinian forward is certainly pushing for a starting berth this time around. His chance may well come with striker Jonathan Macken rated as 50/50 due to the calf strain he sustained early on against Pools. Full-back Aaron Lescott continues to miss out with his knee ligament strain despite hoping to return in time for the fixture.

Source: PA