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Vale Park (ATT 5,172) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

Port Vale Port Vale vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Port Vale 3

L Hughes (50, 66)
D Purse (54)

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Accrington 0

C Barnett (S/O 5)

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Last Updated: 01/02/13 2:32pm

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Joe Davis: Set to miss out

Joe Davis: Set to miss out

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Port Vale and Accrington at Vale Park.

Port Vale manager Micky Adams hopes to have an unchanged squad for the visit of the Reds.

Adams gave little away regarding his team selection ahead of Saturday but the Valiants, who can return to the top of League Two with victory over Stanley as current leaders Gillingham do not play until Monday night, do have players nursing minor knocks.

However, recent signings Darren Purse, Lee Hughes and Daniel Jones are all expected to make their home debuts.

Defender Joe Davis, not included in the squad that drew 2-2 at AFC Wimbledon last week, has suffered a dead leg while in action for the reserves and looks unlikely to be in contention.

Louis Dodds and Rob Taylor are both back on the training ground after injuries but this game will come too soon for them to be considered.

Leam Richardson will select from an Accrington squad bolstered by a busy transfer deadline day.

Mark Hughes and Tom Aldred add to Richardson's defensive options having agreed to join until the end of the season on loan from Bury and a free transfer respectively.

Paul Rachubka returned to Stanley on loan from Leeds and will start in goal after Cameron Belford's latest emergency loan spell from Bury expired. Regular number one Ian Dunbavin is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Nicky Hunt extended his stay from Rotherham but is set to miss out after suffering a severe concussion during last weekend's goalless draw at Plymouth.

Striker Padraig Amond remains a doubt due to his niggling groin complaint.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37