Chesterfield expect to have winger Adam Rundle back in the squad for the visit of Port Vale.

The former Mansfield man missed the midweek defeat at Notts County with a dead leg but should be fit.

Top scorer Drew Talbot returned to the starting line-up at Meadow Lane after recovering from a virus and he will again be partnered up front by Barry Conlon.

Striker Jack Lester - who has scored 53 times in 93 league starts for the Spireites - is still recovering from knee surgery and is not expected back until the end of the month or early April

The Spireites appear to have all-but sealed their place in the League Two play-off zone and a win against Vale could even see them climb as high as second place.

Adam Yates has emerged as a doubt for Port Vale.

The right-back is struggling with a groin injury and manager Micky Adams will assess his condition over the next 24 hours.

Yates was forced off at half-time in Tuesday's crucial 2-1 win over Bradford, a result which sent Vale back to winning ways as their inconsistent run continues to blight their play-off push.

The Burslem outfit are six points outside the top seven having alternated victory and defeat in each of their last eight games.

Joe Anyon is certain to remain in goal after Adams kept faith in him for the victory over the Bantams following his mistake in the 3-1 loss to Northampton, meaning the keeper will return to Saltergate for the first time since breaking his leg there last season.

Midfielder Dave Howland (knee) and striker Geoff Horsfield (calf) remain out injured.

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