AFC Wimbledon v Port Vale preview

Team news for Thursday night's League Two clash between AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale at Kingsmeadow.

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Rashid Yussuff: Closing in on a first-team return

Rashid Yussuff: Closing in on a first-team return

AFC Wimbledon will hand fitness tests to Rashid Yussuff and Will Antwi.

Midfielder Yussuff is back in full training after missing the 2-2 draw against Wycombe 12 days ago with a knee injury, while defender Antwi has been carrying a hip problem.

Warren Cummings could return to the squad after shaking off a hamstring injury but fellow full-back Curtis Osano is doubtful with a calf strain.

Top scorer Byron Harrison returned as a sub against Wycombe after a back injury and is challenging Jack Midson and Paul McCallum, who has extended his loan spell from West Ham, for a start in attack.

Midfielder Sammy Moore has recovered from a broken leg but could do with a reserve game.

Port Vale boss Micky Adams looks set to give defender Daniel Jones his first start for the club.

The 26-year-old joined the League Two leaders last week following his release by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday and is likely to make his debut on Thursday.

Fellow new signings Lee Hughes and Darren Purse are both expected to keep their places in the side after impressing during Vale's win over promotion-rivals Gillingham last time out.

Adams will give late fitness tests to injured duo John McCombe (medial ligament damage) and Louis Dodds (knock).

Both players missed the 2-1 victory over Gillingham, but with Saturday's match against Bradford falling victim to the weather, the pair have had extra time to recover and could return to action.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Newport  
Accrington v Mansfield  
Bury v Plymouth  
Cheltenham v Fleetwood  
Chesterfld v Exeter  
Morecambe v Scunthorpe  
Oxford Utd v York City  
Rochdale v Southend  
Torquay v Dag + Red  
Wycombe v Northamptn  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 42 25 76
2 Rochdale 42 22 75
3 Chesterfld 42 27 74
4 Fleetwood 42 13 69
5 Burton Alb 42 5 68
6 Southend 42 12 62
7 Oxford Utd 42 8 62
8 York City 42 8 61
9 Plymouth 42 -2 58
10 Mansfield 42 -6 56
11 Bury 42 5 54
12 Dag + Red 42 -4 54
13 Newport 42 -3 53
14 AFC W'don 42 -5 52
15 Cheltenham 42 -8 52
16 Portsmouth 42 -12 51
17 Accrington 42 -3 50
18 Hartlepool 42 -2 49
19 Morecambe 42 -14 49
20 Exeter 42 -6 48
21 Bristol R 42 -9 47
22 Wycombe 42 -9 46
23 Northamptn 42 -19 46
24 Torquay 42 -23 39

Updated Sat, 12 Apr 2014

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