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Plainmoor (ATT 2,679) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Hill

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Ian Morris: Available for selection

Ian Morris: Available for selection

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Torquay and Port Vale at Plainmoor.

Ian Morris is set to be involved in Alan Knill's first match as interim Torquay manager after a remarkable comeback from injury.

The Irishman played for the final seven minutes of the Gulls' 1-0 defeat at Aldershot on Tuesday, an impressive feat given there were fears his season could be over when he ruptured his Achilles tendon back in late September.

Knill, in charge of the Gulls until the end of the season with manager Martin Ling away on sick leave, watched their disappointing midweek loss under Shaun Taylor and the former Bury boss says he will consult Taylor before naming his side to face Vale.

Torquay welcome Micky Adams' men having lost their last five games, a run which has seen them slip to within five points of the League Two relegation zone.

Defender Liam Chilvers will be back in the Port Vale squad for the trip to the Gulls.

Vale boss Micky Adams was forced to change his starting line-up for the first time in five matches against Morecambe last weekend when Chilvers came down with a bout of flu.

Adam Yates replaced him in the team for the 1-0 home defeat to the Shrimps.

Adams must decide whether Chilvers goes straight back into his XI at Plainmoor.

Midfielders Robert Taylor, Chris Shuker, Sam Morsy and Chris Birchall and strikers Louis Dodds, Calvin Andrew and Ben Williamson are also hoping for recalls.

Young defender Joe Davis is unlikely to make the journey to Devon as he continues to nurse a knee injury.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39