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Vale Park (ATT 4,967) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Stevenage Stevenage

Port Vale 2

J Myrie-Williams (pen 32)
T Pope (89)

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J Burrow (37, 40)
M Doughty (S/O 71)

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Last Updated: 13/12/13 2:42pm

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Doug Loft: An injury absentee

Doug Loft: An injury absentee

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

Port Vale manager Micky Adams has no new problems and plenty of options ahead of the visit of Stevenage.

Captain Doug Loft and goalkeeper Chris Neal remain on the sidelines with their respective calf and wrist injuries.

Fit-again Dan Jones and Robert Taylor were on the bench against Salisbury last week in the FA Cup, with the latter coming on as a substitute.

Taylor scored one goal and set up two more as Vale overcame the non-league side 4-1 and his performance, together with his comeback goal against Crewe recently, may earn him a starting role this weekend.

Liam Chilvers, Louis Dodds, Ben Williamson and Lee Hughes will also be vying for recalls as Adams' men chase an eighth win in the last 10 matches.

Simon Heslop and Filipe Morais, meanwhile, are suspended for Stevenage.

Midfielder Heslop and winger Morais serve one-match bans after they received their fifth yellow cards of the season in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Swindon in midweek.

Defender Ben Chorley came through the full 90 minutes of the penalty shoot-out defeat after eight months on the sidelines with groin and thigh problems, so a second match in four days may be too much for him.

Striker Darius Charles is the only definite injury absentee as he continues his recovery from ankle ligament damage.

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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