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Joe Anyinsah: Battling with hamstring problems

Joe Anyinsah: Battling with hamstring problems

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The hosts are set to be without Joe Anyinsah as they look to bounce back from a "lethargic" defeat to Chesterfield.

John Ward's men were "a little dull" according to their manager as they lost 2-0 to the Spireites and former Charlton winger Anyinsah had to be withdrawn at half-time with an on-going hamstring problem.

The issue, that saw him miss the 2-0 win over Exeter in midweek, means he is a doubt for the midweek encounter.

Fabian Broghammer replaced Anyinsah at the break and he could be handed a start while Ellis Harrison is pushing for a recall.

Rovers are eight points above the relegation zone.

Ryan Burge will rejoin the Valiants' squad for the trip to Bristol.

Burge has missed the last two games with a virus but the midfielder is now over the bug and will return to contention on Tuesday night.

With skipper Doug Loft serving the second game of a three-match suspension and left-back Dan Jones set to stay on the sidelines with a knee problem, Burge's inclusion will be the only change to the squad.

Vale are without a win in four league outings, losing three, and manager Micky Adams is expecting a response from his players.

He said: "It has got to the point now where we have to kick back into action and I think we'll get a reaction.

"I've no negative thoughts in my mind about trying to nick a point and steady the ship. We'll be bold and try to win the game, like we always do."

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Burton Alb  
Cambridge Utd v Luton Town  
Cheltenham v Dag + Red  
Mansfield v Carlisle  
Northamptn v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Stevenage  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Portsmouth v Wycombe  
Shrewsbury v Newport  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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