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Vale Park (ATT 6,275) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Seb Stockbridge

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Daniel Jones: Expected to start

Daniel Jones: Expected to start

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

Daniel Jones is expected to return to the Port Vale squad against Bristol City.

The left-back has been out for just over a month with a groin strain but came through a 90-minute run out for the reserves on Wednesday and has declared himself ready to compete with Carl Dickinson for a place in Rob Page's starting line-up.

Page is braced to take the team again while manager Micky Adams recovers from a hip-replacement operation.

The likes of Louis Dodds, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Kaid Mohamed, Richard Duffy and Lee Hughes are also options for Page should he wish to make any changes to the side that started the 1-0 win at Tranmere last weekend.

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll is sweating on the fitness of centre-back Aden Flint ahead of the trip to Port Vale.

The Robins, who remain without a Sky Bet League One victory since relegation to this level, have trained without the former Swindon defender who has a knee injury.

Louis Carey remains absent with a virus and will not feature at Vale Park but Jordan Wynter has now returned to full training. O'Driscoll looks set to stick with Elliot Parish in goal after handing the former Cardiff man his league debut last weekend.

O'Driscoll remains keen on bringing another loanee into the club but faces a race against time before kick-off.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39