Walsall must do without suspended defender Daniel Scarr as the Sky Bet League Two strugglers host Cambridge.
Scarr was sent off for a second yellow card late on in last weekend’s 2-2 FA Cup draw against Darlington and serves a one-match ban.
Midfielder Danny Guthrie sat out the fixture with an unspecified fitness problem, so continues to be assessed as Walsall look to end a run of six successive league defeats.
The Saddlers will be boosted by the 6-0 victory over Forest Green in their midweek Leasing.com Trophy tie, when Josh Gordon scored a hat-trick.
Cambridge could be without Luke Hannant for the trip to the West Midlands.
Midfielder Hannant is set to resume training, but has been troubled by a stiff back.
On-loan Tottenham midfielder Jack Roles has been able to join up again following his recent hamstring problems.
Samir Carruthers (hamstring) continues his recovery, along with fellow midfielder Gary Deegan and forward Jabo Ibehre, who have both been laid low by illness.