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Prenton Park (ATT 5,334) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Paul Tierney

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Last Updated: 27/09/13 12:57pm

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Danny Holmes: Could miss out through ilness

Danny Holmes: Could miss out through ilness

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Port Vale at Prenton Park.

Rovers boss Ronnie Moore is facing a potential left-back crisis ahead of this weekend's game.

Evan Horwood started the 2-0 defeat to Stoke on Wednesday but came off due to a groin strain and his replacement, Danny Holmes, missed training on Thursday due to illness.

Moore is desperate to try and get cover in should Holmes miss out and he is also keen to extend centre-back Adam Dugdale's deal from Crewe as it is due to expire after the Vale game.

Ian Goodison should return after being rested in midweek but midfielder Jason Koumas (groin) is still two weeks away, Andy Robinson (groin) could miss the next month, captain James Wallace (knee) has had a setback and Jake Kirby (ankle) looks set to miss out once more.

Lee Hughes and Gavin Tomlin come back into the reckoning for the Valiants' trip north west.

Veteran striker Hughes had a virus last weekend while fellow forward Tomlin also missed the home win over Coventry with a groin problem. However, both players have resumed training to compete with Ben Williamson and Louis Dodds for a starting place alongside Tom Pope.

Daniel Jones is also back in training after missing the last four matches with a groin strain but Saturday looks like coming too soon for the left-back. Rob Taylor has a calf strain and will probably not be involved.

First-team coach Rob Page will be in charge at Prenton Park with manager Micky Adams recovering from the hip operation he underwent on Monday.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30