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Vale Park (ATT 9,218) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Coventry City Coventry

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T Pope (40)
D Loft (60)
C Birchall (83)

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C Wilson (35)
F Moussa (43)

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Last Updated: 20/09/13 4:12pm

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Dan Jones: Set for late check

Dan Jones: Set for late check

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

The Valiants continue to assess Dan Jones ahead of the visit of in-form Sky Blues.

Jones has missed the last three matches after suffering a groin strain during the home defeat to Wolves. Micky Adams is waiting to see if the left-back recovers sufficiently enough to be included in the squad against the club he used to manage.

Vale were beaten 3-2 by Leyton Orient last Saturday but Adams had nothing but praise for the performance of his players against the league leaders and he might be tempted to name an unchanged team.

Chris Shuker, Chris Birchall and Gavin Tomlin staked their claims for a recall with run-outs for the reserves this week, with Tomlin scoring in a 4-1 win over Oldham.

Coventry will assess both Adam Barton and Billy Daniels ahead of their trip north west.

Barton continues to be troubled by a niggling knee injury but has still appeared on the bench in each of City's opening eight matches of the season.

Fellow midfielder Daniels sustained a hip problem while playing for the club's Under-21 side in midweek and went for a scan on Thursday, although Coventry are hoping it is nothing major.

Daniels, however, has also had to make do with a substitute role over the last three games with back-to-back victories having stretched the Sky Blues' unbeaten run to six games.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39