Port Vale Vs Bradford City, Tue 9 Mar 2010

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Port Vale boss Micky Adams has a decision to make over who will start in goal for the visit of Bradford.

Regular goalkeeper Joe Anyon was criticised for dropping a cross which led to Northampton's second goal in Saturday's 3-1 defeat.

Adams refused to point the finger at Anyon, but has the option of calling upon Chris Martin should he wish to make a change between the sticks.

Midfielder Tommy Fraser will be pushing for a starting role after coming off the bench to make his return from suspension at the weekend, while Adams may opt to shuffle his pack in an attempt to get back to winning ways.

Vale could again be without Dave Howland and Geoff Horsfield, who have been struggling with their respective knee and calf problems.

Bradford's new signing Luke Oliver is hoping to be handed his debut.

Oliver, 6ft 7in, joined from Wycombe on loan last week and was an unused substitute in Saturday's 2-1 win at Rotherham.

Fellow central defender Zesh Rehman remains sidelined with a calf strain, so manager Peter Taylor could hand Oliver a role at Vale Park in place of either Steve Williams or Matt Clarke.

Striker Gavin Grant, another recent signing from Taylor's former club Wycombe, has been struggling with an ankle injury and could miss out again.

Taylor drafted in Millwall's Adam Bolder on loan for a month in time for him to play the full 90 minutes at Rotherham and the midfielder is expected to retain his place in the starting line-up.

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