Forest Green v Port Vale preview
Last Updated: 07/09/18 11:11am
Forest Green boss Mark Cooper will select from a full-strength squad again for the visit of Port Vale.
Cooper has no new injuries following his side's midweek EFL Trophy win against Cheltenham, when he made seven changes. Rovers will be without striker Christian Doidge following his move to Bolton for a seven-figure fee last week.
Midfielder Matt Worthington, signed on loan from Bournemouth, is hoping to make his first league start for the club.
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Port Vale will be without injured defender Cristian Montano due a knee injury. The Colombian full-back was forced out of last week's home defeat to Newport after damaging a medial ligament.
Manny Oyeleke is hoping return to contention after knee, calf and hamstring injuries this season and fellow midfielder Tom Conlon (calf) will also be monitored. Ben Whitfield could make his first start since returning to the club as a permanent signing last week from Bournemouth.
This will be the third meeting between Forest Green Rovers and Port Vale in League Two after the Rovers won one and drew one of their two such games last season.
Port Vale have visited the New Lawn twice previously in all competitions, winning 3-2 in the FA Cup first round in 2012-13 but losing 1-0 in this exact fixture last season.
Forest Green Rovers' current run of six league games without defeat (W2 D4) is their longest such streak since they joined League Two in 2017.
Port Vale, who have lost each of their last three league games, haven't lost four in a row since September 2017 (run of six).
Mark Cooper is unbeaten in his seven previous matches against Port Vale in the Football League (W5 D2), including a 1-0 win with Forest Green in his most recent match against them.