Port Vale v Shrewsbury preview
Last Updated: September 16, 2011 11:34am
Taylor: To make century of starts
Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Port Vale and Shrewsbury Town at Vale Park (kick-off 1pm).
The Valiants hope to have Sean Rigg available for the visit of their derby rivals.
Striker Rigg has missed the last three matches with a hamstring injury but has an outside chance of coming back into the reckoning.
Midfielder Doug Loft returned from a knee problem as a second-half substitute during the 3-2 home victory over Bradford on Tuesday night and is pushing for a place in manager Micky Adams' starting line-up.
Striker Marc Richards will serve the second game of a three-match suspension following his red card for violent conduct during the 2-0 victory at Plymouth last weekend.
Midfielder Robert Taylor is poised to make his 100th start for Vale on Saturday against his hometown club.
Joe Jacobson is expected to be fit for the Shrews' trip.
The full-back received a late kick to his leg in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers - a loss which ended a four-match winning run in the league - and was forced to go off.
But Jacobson should be okay for the Vale Park encounter as third place meets fourth in League Two, with the two sides separated only by goal difference.
Striker Terry Gornell serves the second game of his three-match suspension, meaning manager Graham Turner must again choose between James Collins and Tom Bradshaw to partner Marvin Morgan in attack.
Collins got the nod at the Memorial Stadium with Bradshaw introduced in his place midway through the second half, and the former is most likely to start this time around.
npower League 2
Sat 17th Sep
Port Vale2 - 3Shrewsbury
AFC W'don4 - 1Cheltenham
Accrington0 - 2Crewe
Barnet0 - 2Oxford Utd
Bristol R0 - 1Aldershot
Burton Alb2 - 0Swindon
Crawley3 - 1Bradford
Dag + Red1 - 2Morecambe
Hereford1 - 6Gillingham
Macc'field3 - 1Northamptn
Southend2 - 0Plymouth
Torquay3 - 3Rotherham
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|14||Newport County AFC||0||0|