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Vale Park (ATT 5,449) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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T Pope (3)
B Knott (47)
B Williamson (56)

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A Taylor (58)
J Koumas (60)

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Chris Lines: Misses the clash

Chris Lines: Misses the clash

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

Port Vale will be without the suspended Chris Lines against Tranmere.

Lines received his 10th yellow card of the season during the 2-2 draw with Coventry last weekend and the midfielder must now serve a two-match ban.

The only player unavailable through injury is defender Liam Chilvers who is recovering from a groin operation.

With Lines absent one change is forced upon Micky Adams, but the Vale manager has plenty of options should he wish to make any more. The likes of Dan Jones, Chris Robertson, Louis Dodds, Gavin Tomlin, Anthony Griffith and Chris Birchall are all vying for recalls.

Tranmere are likely to be without three of their regular midfielders for the trip to Port Vale in League One.

Steve Jennings, whose incredible winner gave Rovers' safety hopes a much-needed shot in the arm against Notts County last weekend, has a knee problem and the swelling is unlikely to subside in time.

He looks set to be joined on the sidelines by former Wales international Jason Koumas, who was forced off against the Magpies just after half-time with a foot injury. Captain James Wallace also had to be withdrawn in the first period because of a groin strain and neither player looks set to return this weekend.

Stand-in manager John McMahon is also missing Abdulai Bell-Baggie, whose knee problem could force him to miss the rest of the campaign.

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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40