Barnet manager Ian Hendon has problems in defence ahead of the visit of Port Vale.

Veteran Gary Breen sustained a medial knee ligament injury last week and is out until Christmas and he has been joined on the sidelined by fellow centre-half Clovis Kamdjo.

Kamdjo suffered ruptured knee ligaments in the goalless draw with Hereford last weekend and is set for a lengthy spell out after having surgery on Friday.

Right-backs Ryan O'Neill (ankle) and Joe Devera (thigh) are also out so central defender Dan Leach will come into the side with Ahmed Deen continuing to fill in at full-back.

Winger Albert Adomah will start despite turning down a new contract with the club while the flu bug which has ravaged Underhill over the last fortnight has now dissipated.

Vale boss Micky Adams could receive a triple boost ahead of the game.

Captain Tommy Fraser and centre-back Luke Prosser will definitely return to the fold for the clash at Underhill while Gareth Owen is in line to make a lightning quick recovery from his fractured cheekbone.

The central defender was expected to be out for anything up to a month having sustained the fracture during last Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Bradford.

But having missed just two games he could now make his comeback against the Bees with the aid of a face mask.

Jamie Guy's return to Colchester and Geoff Horsfield's niggling groin injury, however, means Vale remain somewhat lightweight in attacking options from the bench.

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