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Port Vale Vs Rotherham United, Sat 1 Oct 2011

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Richards returns for Vale (©PAphotos)
Richards returns for Vale (©PAphotos).

Port Vale will have Marc Richards available again for the visit of Rotherham.

The striker, who has only featured three times this season due to injury and suspension, has served a three-match ban for the red card he received during the 2-0 victory at Plymouth on September 10.

Stuart Tomlinson could keep the number one jersey after replacing Chris Martin in goal against Crewe last weekend and impressing during the 1-1 draw.

On-loan defenders Rob Kozluk and Liam Chilvers are likely to make their full home debuts following their first appearances for the club at Gresty Road.

Sean Rigg made his return from a hamstring injury as a second-half substitute against the Alex and the striker could be pushing for a starting place.

Defender Lee Collins remains a major doubt as he continues his struggle to overcome a groin problem.

Rotherham defender Johnny Mullins could start his first game of the season following a long-term injury.

Mullins last began a game for the Millers on April 2 and missed the final six games of last season due to a knee problem.

But he stepped off the substitutes' bench for the last half-an-hour in last week's home defeat to Southend and manager Andy Scott could opt to recall him to his starting line-up.

Midfielder Paul Warne edged closer to a return to first-team action after a lengthy knee injury with an appearance for the reserves this week but is unlikely to feature.

Defender Richard Cresswell (ankle) and goalkeeper Jamie Annerson (knee) remain sidelined as the Millers look to bounce back from last Saturday's 4-0 drubbing and secure a second win in six league matches.

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Paul Warne
Chris Martin
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Stuart Tomlinson
Jamie Annerson
Marc Richards
Port Vale
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Lee Collins
Sean Rigg
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Liam Chilvers
Johnny Mullins
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