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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 3,975) 23rd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Salisbury

Burton Alb Burton Albion vs Port Vale Port Vale

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Yates: A major doubt for Vale

Yates: A major doubt for Vale

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League Two clash between Burton and Port Vale at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton boss Gary Rowett will be without striker Adi Yussuf.

The 20-year-old missed Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Gillingham with a groin injury he sustained in training recently and is expected to be out for a few weeks to come.

The Brewers, who are currently sixth in the league, were unbeaten in eight games before coming up short against the Gills at the weekend.

Rowett's side will be hoping for a swift return to winning ways on Tuesday but face stiff competition from a free-scoring Port Vale outfit who have 10 goals in their four outings this month.

Five-goal striker Calvin Zola finally overcame a hamstring problem to make his first start since September 29 on Saturday and made it through the game unscathed. He is expected to lead the line again.

Adam Yates is a major doubt for Port Vale.

The right-back suffered a knee injury in training which meant manager Micky Adams was only able to name six substitutes for Saturday's 4-1 victory against Wycombe, and he is unlikely to recover in time to face the Brewers.

Yates joins captain Doug Loft and Ryan Burge on the sidelines.

Burge will remain unavailable for a further two weeks with a knee problem, while Loft continues to struggle with a calf injury.

Darren Murphy made his first competitive start for Adams' men in the victory against the Chairboys on his return from a series of hamstring injuries and he is in line to retain his place alongside Chris Shuker in a new-look central midfield.

Tom Pope, who has now scored 15 goals in 16 matches, will lead the line for the Valiants as they bid for their sixth successive away win.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39