Oldham v Port Vale preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Oldham Athletic and Port Vale at Boundary Park.

Last Updated: 23/08/13 at 13:58   

Jose Baxter: Expected to feature

Jose Baxter: Expected to feature

The Latics expect to have Jonson Clarke-Harris and David Mellor available this weekend.

Striker Clarke-Harris has missed the last two games but is on the road to recovery after damaging ankle ligaments in the Capital One Cup defeat to Derby.

Midfielder Mellor was absent last Saturday for Latics' 2-1 loss at Peterborough but is back in training again, leaving full-back Carl Winchester (knee) as the only player on the sidelines.

Forward Jose Baxter should feature despite carrying a minor groin problem, while boss Lee Johnson also confirmed the club have received no bids for last season's top scorer.

The Valiants will have an unchanged squad for the trip North West.

Manager Micky Adams made three changes to his starting line up against Bradford following the defeat at Colchester the previous weekend. Defender Adam Yates, midfielder Kaid Mohamed and striker Lee Hughes were drafted in and Adams could stick with the same XI at Boundary Park on Saturday.

Vale's squad got a little stronger this week when Joe Davis (knee) and Rob Taylor (Achilles) returned to training after injury.

Both players are short of fitness and it will be a few weeks before either are considered for first-team duties.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
Port Vale v Sheff Utd  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Bradford v Crawley  
Bristol C v Crewe  
Carlisle v Oldham  
Colchester v Brentford  
Coventry v Wolves  
Leyton Or v Tranmere  
Notts Co v Swindon  
Preston v Gillingham  
Rotherham v MK Dons  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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