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Calvin Zola has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Clayton McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
The referee shows Tony James a yellow card. Tony James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor. Doug Loft takes the free kick.
(Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Ryan Austin coming on for Tom Parkes.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Louis Dodds coming on for Tom Pope.
Tom Pope produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner taken by Jimmy Phillips, Clayton McDonald makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Phillips, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
Ben Williamson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
The referee cautions John McGrath for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by John McGrath. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Jimmy Phillips takes a short corner.
John McCombe has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Andrew Corbett goes into the book.
Robert Taylor conjures a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Phillips from the left by-line, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Header from deep inside the area by Justin Richards goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Foul by Gary Roberts on Justin Richards, free kick awarded. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick. Robert Taylor replaces Gary Roberts. (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Sean Rigg.
Unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Tony James results in a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
Justin Richards takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson gets a block in.
Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.
Foul by Adam Bolder on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.
A cross is delivered by Jimmy Phillips, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft, Tom Pope produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Adam Yates fouled by Justin Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Doug Loft.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Jimmy Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Phillips.
Jacques Maghoma takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Sean Rigg is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony James. Chris Palmer goes off and Jimmy Phillips comes on.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Palmer.
Tom Pope takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Gary Roberts. Clayton McDonald takes the direct free kick.
Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a comfortable save.
The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Justin Richards is caught offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Yates. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.
Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Doug Loft finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-1 Port Vale.
Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Centre by Jacques Maghoma.
Adam Yates takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Roberts, John McCombe produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance by Aaron Webster.
Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Chris Palmer misses to the right of the target.
Doug Loft has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Webster on Gary Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
John McGrath challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Clayton McDonald on Chris Palmer, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from John McGrath from the free kick.
Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John McCombe. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer, John McCombe manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer, Aaron Webster finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Burton Albion 1-0 Port Vale.Assist by Chris Palmer.
Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Parkes. Adam Bolder takes the direct free kick.
Tom Pope produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
The referee blows for offside against Sean Rigg. Andrew Corbett restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope. Tom Pope restarts play with the free kick.
Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Atkins.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Roberts.
Doug Loft fouled by Andrew Corbett, the ref awards a free kick. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer by Lee Collins. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jacques Maghoma on Adam Yates, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Tom Pope, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Webster misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line.
Doug Loft is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by John McGrath.
Brewers waiting on Taylor
Burton boss Paul Peschisolido could name an unchanged side against Staffordshire neighbours Port Vale, if Cleveland Taylor recovers from a knock.
The midfielder was forced off midway through the second half of the 1-1 home draw against Shrewsbury on Saturday, when Tom Parkes returned to the Albion defence after suspension in place of the injured Nathan Stanton.
Should Taylor not be fit, his replacement against the Shrews, John McGrath could return to the starting line-up for the first time since the opening day of the season.
Aaron Webster shook off a calf strain to start at the weekend and suffered no ill-effects.
It remains to be seen whether centre-half Stanton will return to the squad following his knock.
Marc Richards and Mike Green remain injury doubts for Port Vale.
Both players have been nursing ankle problems. Striker Richards has not played since the opening day of the season against Crawley, while left-back Green missed Vale's first victory of the campaign at Barnet on Saturday.
Following an impressive performance at Underhill, where centre-back Gareth Owen made his first appearance of the season after recovering from an Achilles injury, Richards and Green may struggle to get back into the starting XI should they prove their fitness.
Not for the first time during his two spells at the club, manager Micky Adams reverted from a 4-4-2 formation to selecting three centre-halves against Barnet.
His interchangeable 3-5-2/3-4-3 wing-back system did the trick in ironing out the defensive deficiencies which saw Vale concede six goals in their first two games this season, and Adams may stick with it at the Pirelli Stadium.
Vale and Albion share spoils
Port Vale kept up their promising start under returning boss Micky Adams with a point from a 1-1 draw at Staffordshire neighbours Burton.
It could have been all three on the road for the second time in four days but substitute Rob Taylor was unable to convert a late chance.
Aaron Webster put Burton ahead in the 23rd minute when he timed his run at the back post to head in a Chris Palmer corner kick.
A full-length save by Stuart Tomlinson denied Calvin Zola a second goal for the hosts in the 40th minute - and within seconds Vale were back on level terms.
Doug Loft found himself on the end of a swift breakaway attack and punished Burton's loose defending with a low shot from 20 yards.
Tom Pope had a chance to put the visitors in front in the 52nd minute but Ross Atkins came to Burton's rescue with a fine reaction save.
Jacques Maghoma twice went close for the home side, but Vale finished the stronger side only for Taylor to fluff his chance in the 81st minute.
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