Walsall are boosted by the return of captain Andy Butler for the visit of Crawley as they look to keep pace with the play-off picture.
Josh McQuoid is expected to make his Peterborough debut while Walsall are missing their captain for Friday's match.
Walsall skipper Andy Butler is suspended for Friday night's crunch trip to promotion rivals Peterborough.
James Chambers and Andy Taylor have both returned to training ahead of Walsall's home clash against MK Dons.
James Chambers will be assessed ahead of Walsall's short trip to midlands neighbours Coventry.
Walsall manager Dean Smith claimed his team were denied a second-half penalty as Swindon came from behind to snatch a point in a lively 1-1 draw between two
Big striker Michael Smith snatched a point for Swindon with a second-half goal to deny Walsall victory in a 1-1 draw at the Banks's Stadium.
Walsall manager Dean Smith praised his men for ending Sheffield United's unbeaten run.
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough was peeved with referee Lee Collins' decision to award Walsall a penalty as the Blades lost 2-1 at the Banks's Stadium.
Mark Warburton continued his 100 per cent record in charge of Brentford as the Sky Bet League One leaders won 3-1 at Peterborough.
Round-up: Brentford started the New Year in the best possible way with a win over fellow promotion chasers Peterborough.
Walsall came from behind to end Sheffield United's eight-match unbeaten run and boost their own play-off hopes with a 2-1 win at the Banks's Stadium.
Crawley's winless league run was extended to six games with a goalless draw against play-off chasing Walsall.
Colchester manager Joe Dunne admitted it felt like a defeat after his side conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Walsall.
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