Port Vale v Bristol City preview

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

Last Updated: 07/10/13 at 11:31   

Daniel Jones: Expected to start

Daniel Jones: Expected to start

Daniel Jones is expected to return to the Port Vale squad against Bristol City.

The left-back has been out for just over a month with a groin strain but came through a 90-minute run out for the reserves on Wednesday and has declared himself ready to compete with Carl Dickinson for a place in Rob Page's starting line-up.

Page is braced to take the team again while manager Micky Adams recovers from a hip-replacement operation.

The likes of Louis Dodds, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Kaid Mohamed, Richard Duffy and Lee Hughes are also options for Page should he wish to make any changes to the side that started the 1-0 win at Tranmere last weekend.

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll is sweating on the fitness of centre-back Aden Flint ahead of the trip to Port Vale.

The Robins, who remain without a Sky Bet League One victory since relegation to this level, have trained without the former Swindon defender who has a knee injury.

Louis Carey remains absent with a virus and will not feature at Vale Park but Jordan Wynter has now returned to full training. O'Driscoll looks set to stick with Elliot Parish in goal after handing the former Cardiff man his league debut last weekend.

O'Driscoll remains keen on bringing another loanee into the club but faces a race against time before kick-off.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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