Saddlers at full strength

06 August 2010 11:01
Walsall boss Chris Hutchings has a fully-fit squad to select from for the club`s opening game of the season at home to MK Dons. Hutchings insists star striker Troy Deeney is available despite his submission of a written transfer request in light of strong interest from Watford. The Birmingham-born 22-year-old has shown a keen attitude in training and is expected to lead the line at the Banks`s Stadium. Elsewhere, it has been a summer of change for the Saddlers with no less than 13 players departing, including Clayton Ince, Rhys Weston, Dwayne Mattis and Mark Hughes. But Hutchings has bolstered his ranks with a host of new faces in Ryan McGivern, Jonny Brain, Paul Marshall, Dave Bevan, Oliver Lancashire and Aaron Lescott. All will be hoping to have impressed enough during pre-season to have staked a claim for a starting berth against a Dons side expected to be there or thereabouts in the promotion race come May.

Source: PA