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Vale Park (ATT 5,074) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Doug Loft: Out for the season

Doug Loft: Out for the season

Team news for Good Friday's League One clash between Port Vale and MK Dons at Vale Park.

Rob Taylor and Jennison Myrie-Williams are the latest additions to Port Vale's growing list of absentees ahead of the visit of MK Dons.

Taylor has aggravated a thigh injury while Myrie-Williams is ill and neither player is expected to recover in time for Friday's match. Manager Micky Adams is already without skipper Doug Loft for the rest of the season after he suffered serious facial injuries in a training ground bust-up with Dan Jones, who following the incident has had his contract terminated.

Centre-half Joe Davis had to come off with a hamstring injury during the first half of the 4-2 defeat to Notts County last weekend and he will also miss the remainder of the campaign, while midfielder Chris Lines is still in the midst of a four-match suspension.

Adams might struggle to name five substitutes on the bench and may have to hand a debut to teenage defender Nathan Smith, who was an unused sub at Meadow Lane.

MK Dons will assess Antony Kay ahead of the trip to Port Vale.

Kay sustained a thigh injury in the lead up to last weekend's home game against Crawley and with two matches in the space of just four days over the Easter period, the Dons medical team will monitor the 31-year-old central defender.

Stephen Gleeson (calf) will also be watched closely but fellow midfielder Larnell Cole, who was on loan from Fulham, has returned to his parent club after undergoing knee surgery on Monday.

The Dons must win to keep their already faint play-off hopes alive. Karl Robinson's men are nine points adrift of sixth-placed Peterborough with just four games left to play.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15