Loft was left out of the team which won 4-0 at Shortwood United in the FA Cup after sustaining a calf injury and his return would present manager Micky Adams with a selection poser. Vale started the previous three league games with both Loft and Louis Dodds playing out wide but Jennison Myrie-Williams and Chris Birchall impressed on Monday night.
Dodds required 12 stitches above his eye after an accidental collision in training last week but confirmed his fitness with a substitute appearance at Shortwood.
Dan Jones is out of Saturday's game because of a foot problem. The injury means Adams is almost certain to name an unchanged back four.
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