Bury Vs Port Vale, Sat 17 Apr 2010

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Bury will be boosted by the return of Wayne Brown as they look to continue their push for the play-offs when Port Vale visit Gigg Lane.

The goalkeeper missed Tuesday's 3-0 win over Crewe as he served a one-match suspension after receiving a straight red card in the defeat by Cheltenham.

Brown is likely to go straight back into Alan Knill's starting line-up, meaning Cameron Belford would drop to the bench.

Stephen Dawson was forced off in midweek after sustaining a knock to his ankle but is fully fit and available and should keep his place in the side.

The Shakers are just a point behind fourth-placed Rotherham as they look to consolidate their place in the League Two play-offs.

Vale boss Micky Adams is to tinker with his side yet again ahead of what is a crucial trip.

Adams has frequently rotated his ranks over recent matches in a bid to keep his squad fresh for the run-in and to counter the opposition and Vale have responded by putting themselves firmly back in the promotion picture by winning three and drawing one of their last four.

Four changes were made for Tuesday`s 2-1 triumph at Accrington, with skipper Tommy Fraser, full-back Adam Yates, winger Lewis Haldane and top scorer Marc Richards all making way, although the latter was struggling with a stomach bug.

Richards should return to Adams XI providing he recovers from the complaint in time while Fraser, Yates and Haldane will also be hoping to come back in. But Sean Rigg, Doug Loft, Kris Taylor and Rob Taylor will all be keen to hold onto the jerseys having started at the Crown Ground.

Adams said: "At this stage of the season it's not about individuals it's about the squad and the team - and there will be more changes on Saturday."

Second-choice goalkeeper Joe Anyon (thigh) remains unavailable for the clash as Vale look to move to within one point of fifth-placed Bury.

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Crewe Alexandra
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Marc Richards
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Cheltenham Town
Sean Rigg
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Lewis Haldane
Cameron Belford
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Adam Yates
Tommy Fraser
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