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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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1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 82
4 Swindon Town 42 76
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Barnsley 44 59
11 Peterborough United 44 59
12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
14 Oldham Athletic 44 56
15 Walsall 43 55
16 Coventry City 44 52
17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40