Vladimir Gadzhev also starts for the first time under Mark Robins...
City boss makes six changes to the side that travelled to the Dale, with Ruben Lameiras and Marcus Tudgay through the middle.
George Thomas and Jodi Jones will play either side of the Portuguese No.10, while Vladimir Gadzhev comes in to central midfield in the absence of Ben Stevenson.
Captain Jordan Willis will slide in to centre-half, as Kevin Foley operates down the right, while Chris Stokes continues at left-back.
Reice Charles-Cook is given a start in net, with Lee Burge dropping to the bench.
Coventry City: Charles-Cook (GK), Willis (C), Turnbull, Foley, Stokes, Bigirimana, Gadzhev, Jones, G.Thomas, Lameiras, Tudgay.
Subs: Burge (GK), Di. Kelly-Evans, Rawson, Reid, Shipley, K.Thomas, Folivi.
Walsall: MacGillivray (GK), Edwards, O'Connor, McCarthy, Chambers (C), Morris, Osbourne, Preston, Bakayoko, O'Connell, Makris.
Subs: Ganley (GK), Dobson, Jackson, Oztumer, Roberts, Hayles-Docherty, Candlin.