Plymouth v Port Vale preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Plymouth Argyle and Port Vale at Home Park.

Last Updated: 14/09/12 at 14:12

Bhasera: Possible return for Pilgrims

Bhasera: Possible return for Pilgrims

The Open Championship

We're paying 8 places! Plus get a free £50 matched bet

Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher should welcome back Onismor Bhasera.

The Zimbabwe international missed last weekend's goalless draw at Torquay after taking part in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola.

Loan striker Guy Madjo is expected to make his full debut against the club where he enjoyed a short but successful loan spell last season.

Madjo joined the Pilgrims late last Friday but had to settle for a place on the bench against the Gulls to help recover from his overnight trip.

Goals still remain hard to come by in the league and Fletcher is already short in attack after injuries to Nick Chadwick (calf), Paris Cowan-Hall (hamstring), Rhys Griffiths (calf) and Jamie Lowry (ankle).

Plymouth have scored four goals in their opening five matches, three of which they lost.

Port Vale are likely to remain unchanged for the seventh successive match.

Manager Micky Adams once again selected the same team last weekend against Rotherham, and after watching Vale thrash the early-season promotion favourites 6-2 he is expected to stick with the same line-up in Devon.

Assistant boss Mark Grew believes the demolition of the Millers will have made the rest of npower League Two sit up and take notice.

"A lot of people were expecting us to wilt and die this season," said Grew. "People were looking at all the difficulties the club has had over the last few months and certainly the bookies were writing us off before a ball had even been kicked.

"Saturday's result will have surprised a few people, I'm certain. Last season, there was never many scouts at Vale Park, but there were 14 or 15 on Saturday and it shows that when teams are doing well, people want to see why. Perhaps we have opened their eyes a bit."

Adams has defenders Gareth Owen and Adam Yates, midfielders Ryan Burge and Ryan Lloyd, left-sided player Rob Taylor and striker Ben Williamson, who scored twice for the reserves in midweek, all available should he wish to make any changes.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Shrewsbury  
Accrington v Southend  
Bury v Cheltenham  
Cambridge Utd v Plymouth  
Carlisle v Luton Town  
Dag + Red v Morecambe  
Exeter v Portsmouth  
Newport v Wycombe  
Northamptn v Mansfield  
Oxford Utd v Burton Alb  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 AFC W'don 0 0 0
2 Accrington 0 0 0
3 Burton Alb 0 0 0
4 Bury 0 0 0
5 Cambridge Utd 0 0 0
6 Carlisle 0 0 0
7 Cheltenham 0 0 0
8 Dag + Red 0 0 0
9 Exeter 0 0 0
10 Hartlepool 0 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0 0
12 Mansfield 0 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0 0
14 Newport 0 0 0
15 Northamptn 0 0 0
16 Oxford Utd 0 0 0
17 Plymouth 0 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0 0
19 Shrewsbury 0 0 0
20 Southend 0 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0 0
22 Tranmere 0 0 0
23 Wycombe 0 0 0
24 York City 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Lazar Markovic has Liverpool medical with deal close

Liverpool are very close to completing the signing of Benfica winger Lazar Markovic, who has been having a medical.

Transfer news: Egypt international Ahmed Fathi to train with Arsenal

Egypt international Ahmed Fathi is set to link up with Arsenal for pre-season training, Sky Sports can confirm.

Premier League: Manchester United secure adidas kit deal

Manchester United have agreed a deal with adidas worth a minimum of £750million over 10 years from the 2015-16 season.

Mail Box

How Rotten Were South American Giants?

They might have made up half the semi-finalists but they never really wowed, did they? That was poor from Brazil and Argentina. Plus, how do you solve a problem like...

Are Germany Now Going To Dominate?

We have your World Cup final reactions - some were wowed and others think it was all an anti-climax. We have lots of thoughts on Lionel Messi too. Has he flopped?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property