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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 6,820) 23rd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

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Max Clayton: Ruled out

Max Clayton: Ruled out

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale at Alexandra Stadium.

Crewe boss Steve Davis will be without striker Max Clayton for the clash with neighbours Port Vale.

The teenager fractured his ankle in the defeat to Wycombe in midweek and is set to undergo surgery.

Matt Tootle is nearing full fitness following a spell on the sidelines with a foot problem, while Ryan Colclough could recover from his hip and hamstring injuries in time to play some part.

Defender George Ray may return from the hamstring injury which has kept him out for the last few weeks. He faces a late fitness test ahead of kick-off.

Chris Lines and Carl Dickinson are doubts for Port Vale ahead of their trip to local rivals Crewe.

Playmaker Lines and defender Dickinson were both forced to pull out of training on Thursday but manager Micky Adams has his fingers crossed the duo might be available for Saturday's derby clash at Gresty Road.

"Chris Lines has been ill during the week, hasn't trained (on Thursday) and we are hoping he will be back in training on Friday," said Adams, who will definitely still be without left-back Daniel Jones (foot).

"Carl Dickinson has an infection in an open wound on his shin and he's not been able to train (Thursday) either, but we are hoping he will be back in on Friday when the antibiotics kick in. So, a slight doubt but nothing major."

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30