Morecambe Vs Port Vale, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy will be without defender Laurence Wilson for the home clash with Port Vale.

Wilson is suspended for the next two games after picking up his 10th booking of the season in the goalless draw at high-flying Bury in midweek.

Midfielder Stewart Drummond is a doubt after sustaining a back injury in training on Monday and missing the game against Bury.

McIlroy is not likely to make any other changes as the Shrimps seek to boost their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

He is urging his men to reproduce the spirit and determination they showed at Gigg Lane against Vale.

"They showed great commitment and a lot of skill as well on a difficult pitch," said McIlroy.

Micky Adams will have to make at least one change to his Port Vale side.

Captain Tommy Fraser received his 10th booking of the season in Tuesday night's 4-0 romp over Lincoln and will now miss the next two games.

But his absence is countered by the return of fellow central midfielder Anthony Griffith, who has served a two-match ban of his own for the same offence.

Adams is unlikely to make many more, if any, changes to the starting XI that proved their worth in midweek after a stuttering run of form, and he is also set to keep faith with a 4-4-2 formation.

Joe Anyon is expected to continue in goal after displacing Chris Martin to make his first appearance since breaking his leg last season.

The keeper was one of four changes to face the Imps, with Rob Taylor, Louis Dodds and John McCombe also coming back in.

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Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Joe Anyon
Louis Dodds
Port Vale
Laurence Wilson
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Tommy Fraser
Sammy McIlroy
John McCombe
Anthony Griffith
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