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Last Updated: 31/12/12 10:44am
Vincent: Faces a late fitness test
Team news ahead of the New Year's Day clash between Port Vale and AFC Fleetwood at Vale Park.
Ashley Vincent could return to the Port Vale squad for Tuesday's League Two encounter.
Vincent remained sidelined with the stomach bug that ruled him out of the Boxing Day victory at Rotherham as the Valiants won 3-2 at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday to replace long-time leaders Gillingham, whose home game against Northampton was postponed, at the division's summit.
The winger was close to making the trip to east London and will continue to be monitored ahead of New Year's Day.
Doug Loft missed out on a return to the club where he had a loan spell in 2009 at the weekend and manager Micky Adams will hope to have his skipper back for the visit of the Cod Army.
Adams has the likes of defender Clayton McDonald, midfielders Robert Taylor, Chris Shuker, Kingsley James and Ryan Lloyd and striker Ben Williamson available should he wish to freshen up his team.
Alex Titchiner will hope to keep his place in the Fleetwood attack.
Titchiner replaced Steven Gillespie at half-time during the Boxing Day win over Morecambe and was handed a first senior start in Saturday's goalless draw with York.
When Gillespie was introduced from the bench against the Minstermen it was in favour of David Ball - Town's matchwinner against the Shrimps.
Midfielder Barry Ferguson (groin) and striker Jon Parkin (hamstring) remain sidelined alongside defensive duo Youl Mawene and Anthony Barry, who have resumed light training following respective foot and knee injuries.
The Cod Army remain unbeaten since Alexander's appointment at the start of this month but have drawn three of his four matches at the helm.
Sky Bet League 2
Tue 1st Jan
Bristol R2 - 1Plymouth
Southend0 - 1Gillingham
Accrington1 - 0Chesterfld
Barnet0 - 1Aldershot
Morecambe0 - 0Bradford
Northamptn3 - 1Dag + Red
Oxford Utd1 - 0Cheltenhm
Port Vale0 - 2Fleetwood
Rochdale1 - 2Rotherham
Torquay2 - 3AFC W'don
Wycombe0 - 1Exeter
York City3 - 0Burton Alb
Sky Bet League 2
|6||Newport County AFC||28||46|
|19||Dagenham & Redbridge||28||30|