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Anthony Griffith could be in line for his second Port Vale debut.

The 26-year-old midfielder left Vale in the summer to sign for Leyton Orient but has re-joined the club on loan until the end of the season.

The former Doncaster man made over 160 appearances for the club in a four-year spell and goes straight into the squad to face the Bantams.

Manager Micky Adams is expected to shuffle his pack further after suffering back-to-back league defeats for the first time this season.

Midfielder Sam Morsy and strikers Lee Hughes and Louis Dodds all came off the bench during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Oxford and are pushing for a starting role.

Bradford striker Nahki Wells is doubtful for the game at Port Vale after sustaining a dead-leg at the weekend.

Wells was forced off 10 minutes into the second half of Bradford's derby win at York on Saturday and could miss out with a view to returning to contention for Saturday's home game with Aldershot.

Garry Thompson replaced Wells at the weekend and went on to score the Bantams' second goal, but Alan Connell and Andy Gray are also pushing for recalls.

Manager Phil Parkinson has no other new injury or suspension problems, but hinted he may make several changes as he utilises his squad to the full.

Goalkeeper Matt Duke is hoping to return after being named among the substitutes at York following suspension, while defender Rory McArdle, winger Zavon Hines and midfielder Nathan Doyle are all likely to be included in Parkinson's plans after starting on the bench on Saturday.

James Meredith is making good progress as he overcomes the after-effects of glandular fever and fellow defender Luke Oliver (Achilles) is out for the rest of the season.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Tranmere  
Cambridge Utd v Hartlepool  
Carlisle v Oxford Utd  
Luton v Northamptn  
Newport v Accrington  
Plymouth v Cheltenhm  
Shrewsbury v Portsmth  
Southend v Bury  
Stevenage v Burton Alb  
Wycombe v Dag + Red  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wycombe 14 10 28
2 Burton Alb 14 2 28
3 Luton 14 7 27
4 Bury 14 7 26
5 Shrewsbury 14 11 24
6 Plymouth 14 6 23
7 Morecambe 14 4 23
8 Newport 14 4 22
9 Cheltenhm 14 1 22
10 Southend 14 1 21
11 Portsmth 14 0 20
12 AFC W'don 14 -1 19
13 Exeter 14 -2 19
14 Accrington 14 -4 19
15 Cambridge Utd 14 7 18
16 Northamptn 14 1 18
17 Mansfield 14 -4 18
18 Stevenage 14 -4 17
19 Oxford Utd 14 -3 16
20 Dag + Red 14 -7 14
21 Carlisle 14 -8 12
22 York City 14 -7 11
23 Hartlepool 14 -14 11
24 Tranmere 14 -7 10

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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