Football - Cuvelier in line for start?

Florent Cuvelier will hope to play a bigger role in Walsall's Boxing Day trip to MK Dons.

PA Sport

The talismanic on-loan Stoke midfielder returned from two months out with a hamstring injury to play the final 13 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 win over Colchester - a result which finally ended the Saddlers' 16-match winless run.

Cuvelier is not expected to start at stadium:mk but another appearance off the bench is on the cards.

Walsall suffered no fresh injury or suspension problems during the victory, in which skipper Andy Butler also made his comeback from suspension.

Midfielder Nicky Featherstone will be assessed after an ankle injury picked up in training ruled him out at the weekend.

The Saddlers face a tough task against a high-flying Dons side who have won six and lost just one of their previous eight league games and have only dropped seven points on home soil this term.

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