Port Vale v MK Dons preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:34

Port Vale v MK Dons preview

Port Vale defender Neill Collins is on course to be fit for the visit of MK Dons.
Collins, on loan from League One rivals Sheffield United, missed Monday’s 1-0 defeat at Rochdale after suffering a groin strain in the 2-1 home loss to Colchester three days previously.
Unlike Collins, leading scorer Tom Pope did not train on Thursday after injuring his right ankle. However, the 11-goal striker has not been ruled out of the weekend.
On-loan Everton midfielder Francisco Junior has though, and he may not feature again this season due to the hamstring problem he sustained a fortnight ago.
MK Dons will have an unchanged squad as they chase a fifth straight win.
Midfielders Carl Baker and Ben Reeves remain out with calf injuries. It is hoped Baker may be back for the home game against Leyton Orient on April 18 while Reeves could possibly feature again this season if the Dons are involved in the play-offs.
Milton Keynes manager Karl Robinson has rotated his attacking players throughout the campaign and will probably do so again, with the likes of Danny Green, Dean Bowditch, Daniel Powell and Devante Cole all pushing for recalls.
The Dons have not won five matches on the spin since 2012 but doing so at Vale Park would keep them firmly in the race for automatic promotion.
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