Last Updated: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11
Craig Westcarr is set to make his Walsall debut as bottom club Hartlepool visit the Banks's Stadium.
The forward arrived on loan from Chesterfield ahead of Thursday's deadline and goes straight into Dean Smith's squad for the clash.
It was hoped midfielder Florent Cuvelier would be able to make his return from a hamstring injury against Pools but that now looks increasingly doubtful, with the encounter coming too soon.
Ben Purkiss stands a better chance of being fit as he closes in on his comeback after a hamstring injury of his own, while captain and fellow defender Andy Butler is available again after serving a one-match ban.
The centre-back missed Tuesday's goalless draw at leaders Tranmere as Walsall recorded creditable back-to-back points, although they remain winless in 13 as they prepare to host a Hartlepool side with just one victory to their name this season.
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