Port Vale vs Swindon preview
Last Updated: 23/11/18 12:34pm
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin will not make wholesale changes to his side following last week's loss to Mansfield.
But he will be forced into one as midfielder Manny Oyeleke is serving a one-game ban having been sent off in the second half against the Stags. Lewis Hardcastle, Antony Kay, Cristian Montano or David Worrall are in contention to replace Oyeleke in the starting XI.
And Aspin could also opt to move Ben Whitfield out wide and bring in Louis Dodds or Ricky Miller to replace Whitfield alongside Tom Pope up front.
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Swindon boss Richie Wellens has leading scorer Michael Doughty available again as he seeks his first win since succeeding Phil Brown as manager earlier this month. The midfielder has missed the last three games with a foot infection but returned to training this week and will be included in the travelling squad.
Striker Marc Richards is now fully fit after a calf injury and a bout of illness. Midfielder Toumani Diagouraga and forward Kaiyne Woolery remain on the sidelines.
Port Vale have won just two of their last 13 Football League games against Swindon (D1 L10), scoring just 12 goals in total during this period and conceding 34.
Swindon have won four of their last six league visits to Port Vale (L2), including a 3-0 victory in their most recent trip to Vale Park in October 2017.
Port Vale have lost just one of their last five league games (W2 D2), however that defeat did come last time out, losing 0-1 against Mansfield.
Swindon have won just one of their last nine league games (D3 L5), failing to score in seven of those matches.
Since the start of 2017-18, only Billy Kee (33), Marc McNulty (34) and Jayden Stockley (35) have been involved in more League Two goals than Port Vale's Tom Pope (30 - 24 goals, 6 assists).