Football - Captain returns for Saddlers

Walsall welcome back skipper Andy Butler as they face Colchester.

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The defender sat out the 2-2 draw with Yeovil due to suspension, but will return to the starting XI as the Saddlers look to end their 16-match winless run.

Boss Dean Smith could have Florent Cuvelier available for selection. The midfielder has returned to training having been sidelined since October with a hamstring injury. The 20-year-old will undergo a fitness test ahead of the game.

Midfielder Nicky Featherstone picked up an ankle knock in training but is expected to be cleared to play.

The Saddlers have not won since September, but have drawn four of their last five games and face a U's side who have lost four matches in a row.

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