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Port Vale Vs Burton Albion, Tue 19 Jan 2010

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Port Vale manager Micky Adams has the same squad at his disposal for the visit of Burton as he would have had for Saturday's postponed clash against Rochdale.

Attacking midfielder Rob Taylor will again look to finally serve a one-match suspension that has been hanging over his head for three weeks due to the recent raft of games called off.

Striker Geoff Horsfield (hamstring) remains Vale's only injury absentee although he may well be back in contention for Saturday's clash against Macclesfield.

Adams faces a welcome selection dilemma regarding which combination of strikers will feature in either his usual 3-4-3 formation or the 4-4-2 system he employed last time out against Grimsby on December 28.

Top goalscorer Marc Richards is certain to start with new signing Craig Davies, Lewis Haldane, Sean Rigg, Louis Dodds, Danny Glover and James Lawrie also competing for inclusion.

Burton have defensive problems ahead of the trip.

Captain Guy Branston begins a two-match suspension after he was sent off for the second time this season during the 1-1 home draw against Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Recent signing Richard Jackson is also expected to miss out after a groin injury forced him off in the same game.

With Darren Stride (hamstring) and Aaron Webster (Achilles) already sidelined, boss Paul Peschisolido hopes he will be able to use the loan market to supplement his defence.

"I will have a word with the chairman because we might have to bring in one or two," said the Canadian.

Meanwhile, midfielder Mark Goodfellow could return to the reckoning after a back problem.

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Guy Branston
Shrewsbury Town
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Louis Dodds
Football
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Marc Richards
Geoff Horsfield
Port Vale
Sean Rigg
Paul Peschisolido
Aaron Webster
Craig Davies
Darren Stride
Lewis Haldane
Burton Albion
League Two
Rochdale

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