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The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow (ATT 3,395) 24th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Scott

AFC W'don AFC Wimbledon vs Port Vale Port Vale

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Rashid Yussuff: Closing in on a first-team return

Rashid Yussuff: Closing in on a first-team return

Team news for Thursday night's League Two clash between AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale at Kingsmeadow.

AFC Wimbledon will hand fitness tests to Rashid Yussuff and Will Antwi.

Midfielder Yussuff is back in full training after missing the 2-2 draw against Wycombe 12 days ago with a knee injury, while defender Antwi has been carrying a hip problem.

Warren Cummings could return to the squad after shaking off a hamstring injury but fellow full-back Curtis Osano is doubtful with a calf strain.

Top scorer Byron Harrison returned as a sub against Wycombe after a back injury and is challenging Jack Midson and Paul McCallum, who has extended his loan spell from West Ham, for a start in attack.

Midfielder Sammy Moore has recovered from a broken leg but could do with a reserve game.

Port Vale boss Micky Adams looks set to give defender Daniel Jones his first start for the club.

The 26-year-old joined the League Two leaders last week following his release by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday and is likely to make his debut on Thursday.

Fellow new signings Lee Hughes and Darren Purse are both expected to keep their places in the side after impressing during Vale's win over promotion-rivals Gillingham last time out.

Adams will give late fitness tests to injured duo John McCombe (medial ligament damage) and Louis Dodds (knock).

Both players missed the 2-1 victory over Gillingham, but with Saturday's match against Bradford falling victim to the weather, the pair have had extra time to recover and could return to action.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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