Torquay will be without the suspended Craig Stanley for the visit of Port Vale.

The midfielder, on loan from Morecambe, is serving the second game of a two-match ban after picking up 10 yellow cards.

The Gulls could also be without fellow midfielder Gavin Tomlin who is struggling with a hamstring injury picked up in last Saturday's 3-0 win at Bradford.

Tomlin, who scored in that victory before sustaining the problem, has not suffered a tear and will be monitored closely ahead of kick-off.

Boss Paul Buckle has no other problems to contend with as he leads his side into the vital run-in, where the play-off chasing Gulls play promotion rivals in four of their remaining five games.

Port Vale will be without Doug Loft.

The midfielder was this week ruled out for the remainder of the season having ruptured his hamstring in last Saturday`s 1-1 draw against Southend.

Defender Lee Collins and midfielder Gary Roberts are available for selection despite being caught up in an alleged incident at a Stafford nightclub in midweek.

An official statement released by the club read: "These allegations will be fully investigated by the club and dealt with internally, as deemed appropriate."

Centre-back John McCombe was withdrawn safely in the second half of last weekend`s disappointing draw as he risked a 10th yellow card of the season and a subsequent two-match ban.

That means, aside from Loft, caretaker manager Mark Grew has a full-strength squad at his disposal for what will be an important fixture in Vale`s bid for a play-off place.

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