Midfielder banned for Bees clash
Griffith was shown his 10th yellow card of the season in last Saturday's 2-1 win at Torquay and will now serve a two-match ban, with Doug Loft the most likely candidate to step in. But Dave Howland (knee) and Louis Dodds (thigh) are slight doubts after sustaining knocks during Wednesday's reserve team defeat at West Brom. Gareth Owen is pushing for a recall after shaking off the hamstring injury that kept him out against Torquay but he will face stiff competition from John McCombe to gain a place in the starting line-up. When the two sides met back in November, Vale claimed a goalless draw at Underhill.
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