Duo poised for debuts

20 August 2010 10:30
Reuben Reid and Jon Macken are poised to make their Walsall debuts against Plymouth. The duo arrived at the Banks's Stadium on Thursday afternoon to bolster boss Chris Hutchings' attacking options. Winger Reid, 22, has joined on a five-month loan deal from midlands neighbours West Brom, while veteran striker Macken has signed a one-year contract. Darren Byfield and Steve Jones are most likely to make way for the new arrivals. Ryan McGivern and Oliver Lancashire returned to the Saddlers' defence for the 2-1 win at Brentford last weekend and will retain their places in the starting XI. Hutchings has a fully-fit squad at his disposal and will be hoping his side can improve on their poor home form so far this season, following defeats against MK Dons in League One and Tranmere in the Carling Cup.

Source: PA