Port Vale v Aldershot preview

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Port Vale and Aldershot at Vale Park.

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Rob Taylor: Nursing an Achilles problem

Rob Taylor: Nursing an Achilles problem

Port Vale manager Micky Adams is likely to have an unchanged squad for the visit of the bottom-of-the-table Shots.

After recording the club's biggest win for 53 years by beating Burton 7-1, Adams must decide whether to name the same starting XI or make changes.

Adams had the luxury of being able to withdraw Lee Hughes, who scored a hat-trick against Albion, and Jennison Myrie-Williams before the midway point of the second half on Friday night after both players went into the game with knocks.

The extra rest may see them retain their places, although Adams has Louis Dodds, Chris Shuker, Calvin Andrew and Ben Williamson, who came off the bench to score twice against Burton, in reserve.

Rob Taylor will be assessed after an Achilles problem while Ashley Vincent, absent for almost a month with an ankle injury, could return for Vale's trip to Rochdale on Saturday.

Relegation-threatened Aldershot could be handed a triple boost for their trip to the second-placed Valiants.

Influential striker Danny Hylton has returned to training having missed the last five matches with a knee injury, while defender Troy Brown has rejoined his team-mates after spending the past seven weeks on the sidelines with a similar complaint.

Goalkeeper Jamie Young has also recovered from a thigh injury which ruled him out of the 3-2 victory over Oxford on Easter Monday, but boss Andy Scott must decide whether the trio are fit enough for selection at Vale Park.

Midfielder Aaron Morris will definitely miss out, however, having suffered cruciate ligament damage against the U's, the Shots' first win in seven matches.

Aldershot, who were not in action at the weekend and now boast two games in hand, find themselves propping up the League Two table but are just two points from safety.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld
Exeter v Torquay
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Portsmouth
Plymouth v AFC W'don
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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