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Port Vale Vs Bury, Sat 26 Mar 2011

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Port Vale caretaker manager Mark Grew is again expected to make changes for the visit of second-placed Bury.

Having parted company with Jim Gannon on Monday, Grew was back in charge of the Valiants for Tuesday`s 1-1 draw with Hereford - just two-and-a-half months after doing so following the departure of Micky Adams.

Grew opted to make six changes from the side beaten 3-0 at Accrington last Saturday, handing recalls to defenders Gareth Owen and Lee Collins, midfielders Louis Dodds, Gary Roberts and Anthony Griffith along with forward Justin Richards.

But speaking about the team performance afterwards, he said: "Some of the players I thought would perform didn`t do very well and they will be looking over their shoulders as we prepare for Saturday`s game against Bury."

Grew is not expected to have any new injury problems to contend with, while Sean Rigg serves the second game of his three-match suspension.

It remains to be seen whether on-loan midfielder Exodus Geohaghon will play any part having been missing in midweek following his claims, and the subsequent investigation, that he was racially abused by Vale fans at Accrington last weekend.

Bury boss Alan Knill is boosted by the return of defender Phil Picken.

Picken is available again after a two-match suspension for collecting 10 bookings but may have to settle for a place on the bench.

On-loan Burnley defender Richard Eckersley has played the past two matches and will hope to keep his place in the side.

Veteran defender Efe Sodje remains sidelined as he recovers from a broken arm but the Shakers have no other major concerns as they bid to reignite their promotion bid.

Bury have lost their last two matches, both at home, but lie second in the table and Knill is confident they remain well-placed to reach League One.

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