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Whitney provides updates on injuries and transfers

26 January 2018

Manager Jon Whitney will welcome Kieron Morris back to his Saddlers squad for our trip to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

But the game may come too soon for midfielder Flo Cuvelier, who is battling to be fit for the following Saturday after suffering a minor ankle injury in training.

Morris had a knock on his hip which ruled him out of the 3-1 defeat at Charlton Athletic last weekend, with Cuvelier also missing the trip to The Valley.

Right-back Nicky Devlin has also been struggling this week but looks set to travel to Lancashire in midweek, with The Saddlers not playing today owing to Rochdale’s FA Cup commitments.

“Kieron is back with us and Flo is back with Rev (Marc Czuczman) - Tuesday might be a push,” said Whitney. 

“He just rolled his ankle on the heavy ground but it’s not a serious one. Flo will still have an influence on the remaining games. 

“Nicky has a slight niggle - a tightness in the hamstring - but I think on Tuesday you’ll see Flo being the only absentee.”

Whitney also confirmed that Tyler Roberts has returned to the Hawthorns following the conclusion of a successful loan spell here at the Banks’s Stadium.

“He has been terrific here, he was improving and I thought the game at Charlton he showed a real maturity to his game, in possession and out of possession. 

"It’d be lovely to have him back but I don’t think it’s going to happen. We thank Albion for allowing Tyler to spend time here and we wish him well for the future.”

The Saddlers remain in the market for new additions, with Whitney hopeful of adding to his ranks before the window closes on Wednesday at 11pm.

“We’ve got interest in several players and we’ve had interest in some for a couple of weeks now,” Whitney added.

“I would like permanent signings and we’ve spent a bit more time on some, especially one. 

“We could have brought loads in earlier but they wouldn’t have been right for the group and we didn’t want to do that. We're working hard on getting the right players in before the window shuts."

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