Accrington Stanley Vs Port Vale, Tue 13 Apr 2010

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Accrington manager John Coleman is boosted by a clean bill of health for his team`s encounter with Port Vale at the Crown Ground.

Stanley have slid away from the play-offs of late following a five match run of defeats, although they arrested that slide in Saturday`s 0-0 draw with bottom-club Darlington.

James Ryan returned to the team in the weekend stalemate following a bout of illness and Tom Lees came back into the starting line-up after he was dropped by Coleman for the Easter Monday loss to Grimsby.

Leam Richardson (groin) has featured just once all season in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy and the defender remains a long-term absentee.

Another groin injury keeps midfielder Alan Burton sidelined as Coleman searches for a first win in seven outings.

Micky Adams is sure to be pondering the odd change to his play-off chasing Port Vale side, with Sean Rigg the most likely man to come into the equation.

The on-loan Bristol Rovers forward, who could well make a permanent move to Vale Park over the summer, came off the bench at the weekend to net a crucial equaliser in the 1-1 home draw against Aldershot.

In-form Rigg could count himself somewhat unlucky to have been on the bench having had a good game at Rotherham last Saturday before being rested against Dagenham on Easter Monday, with Adams opting to keep faith with same side that saw off the Daggers.

Rigg was a 59th-minute substitute against the Shots along with Rob Taylor as Craig Davies and Lewis Haldane made way, providing Adams with food for thought ahead of the game at the Crown Ground.

Captain Tommy Fraser was also brought off at half-time on Saturday and possibly finds his place under threat.

Second-choice goalkeeper Joe Anyon was replaced on the bench by Daniel Lloyd-Weston having picked up a thigh problem and he now faces up to two weeks on the sidelines.

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Daniel Lloyd-Weston
Bristol Rovers
Joe Anyon
Alan Burton
James Ryan
Port Vale
Sean Rigg
Craig Davies
Lewis Haldane
League Two
Tommy Fraser
Accrington Stanley
Leam Richardson

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