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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 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37