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Wycombe Wanderers Vs Port Vale, Sat 5 Feb 2011

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Wycombe striker Scott Rendell could return for the visit of Port Vale.

Rendell has been out for almost a month with an ankle injury but is back in training and should be in contention for Saturday.

Left-back Andy Sandell - who has scored seven goals this season - picked up a knee injury in the recent win over Rotherham and missed the midweek victory over Cheltenham.

He remains doubtful and will be handed a late fitness test while centre-back Dave Winfield completes a two-game ban so Alan Bennett will continue in his place.

Winger Kevin Betsy is fit again after a groin injury and striker Jon-Paul Pittman is back in the fold after a lengthy spell out with a knee injury.

Under-pressure Jim Gannon could name the same side as the one which clinched his first victory as Port Vale boss in midweek.

Gannon lifted some of the clouds hanging over Vale Park, and indeed his appointment, with Tuesday`s impressive 1-0 triumph over Rotherham, but now he faces another of the club`s fellow promotion-chasers.

On-loan forward James O`Shea was recalled in place of Gary Roberts and duly scored the game`s only goal with a stunning volley, while Gareth Owen and Doug Loft also came back in.

Gannon kept faith with his highly-criticised 4-2-3-1 formation and may well do so again at Adams Park.

Striker Tom Pope comes back into contention having been ineligible to face parent club Rotherham.

Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson (hip) will again be assessed, while striker and captain Marc Richards (thigh) is targeting the February 18 clash against Bradford for his return.

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