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Vale Park (ATT 12,601) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Scott

Port Vale Port Vale vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

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T Pope (90+2)

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L Griffiths (56)
B Sigurdarson (75)
K McDonald (83)

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Last Updated: 30/08/13 2:29pm

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Tom Pope: Available for selection

Tom Pope: Available for selection

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Port Vale and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vale Park.

Striker Tom Pope is expected to be fit for the Valiants.

Pope, the club's top scorer last season, sat out training at the beginning of the week with a calf strain but the striker should be fit enough to retain his place in manager Micky Adams' starting line-up.

It means Adams has no new injury problems going into the game.

Vale's squad got a little stronger recently when Joe Davis (knee) and Rob Taylor (Achilles) returned to training after injury. Both players are short of fitness and are not yet ready to be considered for first-team duties.

Scott Golbourne could be in contention for his Wolves debut .

The left-back has completed a move to the Black County after Wanderers agreed an undisclosed fee with Barnsley for his services.

Leigh Griffiths comes back into contention for a starting berth having dropped to the bench for last Friday's 2-1 victory over Crawley having missed training at the latter end of last week due to a court appearance in Scotland.

Star midfielder Bakary Sako is expected to feature after Wolves rejected a bid from Championship high-fliers Nottingham Forest, but midfielder Dave Edwards (ankle) continues to miss out.

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12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
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16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
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