Bradford City Vs Port Vale, Sat 4 Sep 2010

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Bradford striker Jake Speight could make his first league start for the club against Port Vale.

The 24-year-old, a #25,000 summer signing from Mansfield, impressed when stepping off the substitutes' bench in last week's home defeat to Southend.

He could be handed his chance alongside James Hanson in place of Louis Moult as manager Peter Taylor continues his search for the winning formula.

Taylor is still without experienced pair Simon Ramsden (calf) and Michael Flynn (hernia).

Lewis Hunt is expected to continue in defence in place of skipper Ramsden, but Taylor faces a dilemma as to who to play alongside Lee Bullock and Tommy Doherty in midfield, with David Syers and Tom Adeyemi, on loan from Norwich, both in contention.

Port Vale are without midfield duo Lewis Haldane and Doug Loft.

Haldane is nursing an ankle injury and Loft is still sidelined with a rib complaint.

But winger Rob Taylor has recovered from an ankle complaint and will come into contention for Micky Adams` side.

Vale's only league defeat so far came last weekend when they fell 2-1 to leaders Torquay, before recovering in midweek to beat League One side Rochdale in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Vale are likely to make changes from the team that beat Dale, with the likes of centre-back John McCombe in line for a recall.

Forward Abdulai Bell-Baggie could play his last game for Vale before his one-month loan from Reading expires.

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Doug Loft
Simon Ramsden
James Hanson
Tommy Doherty
Lewis Hunt
Port Vale
Lee Bullock
Tom Adeyemi
Jake Speight
Lewis Haldane
League Two
Michael Flynn
John McCombe
Louis Moult

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