Football - Lines out for Vale

Chris Lines is suspended for Port Vale's home game against Notts County.

Lines received his fifth yellow card of the season during the 3-0 defeat at MK Dons on Saturday and the midfielder will serve a one-match ban on Boxing Day.

Carl Dickinson started in central midfield in Milton Keynes but is likely to line-up in his usual slot at left-back against the Magpies. Dan Jones had come back into the side at left-back at the weekend, but then limped off after 30 minutes with a foot injury.

Jones, only recently back in the team following groin and foot problems, is a doubt while manager Micky Adams is also waiting on the fitness of Adam Yates (back) and Rob Taylor (thigh) after they missed the Dons defeat. Captain Doug Loft is close to a comeback after making good progress in his recovery from a calf injury.

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