Port Vale v Coventry preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Port Vale and Coventry City at Vale Park.

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Dan Jones: Set for late check

Dan Jones: Set for late check

The Valiants continue to assess Dan Jones ahead of the visit of in-form Sky Blues.

Jones has missed the last three matches after suffering a groin strain during the home defeat to Wolves. Micky Adams is waiting to see if the left-back recovers sufficiently enough to be included in the squad against the club he used to manage.

Vale were beaten 3-2 by Leyton Orient last Saturday but Adams had nothing but praise for the performance of his players against the league leaders and he might be tempted to name an unchanged team.

Chris Shuker, Chris Birchall and Gavin Tomlin staked their claims for a recall with run-outs for the reserves this week, with Tomlin scoring in a 4-1 win over Oldham.

Coventry will assess both Adam Barton and Billy Daniels ahead of their trip north west.

Barton continues to be troubled by a niggling knee injury but has still appeared on the bench in each of City's opening eight matches of the season.

Fellow midfielder Daniels sustained a hip problem while playing for the club's Under-21 side in midweek and went for a scan on Thursday, although Coventry are hoping it is nothing major.

Daniels, however, has also had to make do with a substitute role over the last three games with back-to-back victories having stretched the Sky Blues' unbeaten run to six games.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Crewe v Colchester Live
MK Dons v Brentford Live
Notts Co v Crawley Live
Oldham v Coventry Live
Peterboro v Carlisle Live
Preston v Shrewsbury Live
Rotherham v Port Vale Live
Stevenage v Bristol C Live
Swindon v Bradford Live
Tranmere v Sheff Utd Live

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 44 36 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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