Port Vale v Brighton & Hove Albion: Squad sheets

Will Buckley has recovered from injury and could return to the Brighton & Hove Albion squad for their trip to Port Vale

The Port Vale manager, Micky Adams, will be relishing the prospect of facing Brighton – a club he has managed twice before – who are challenging for a Championship play-off position. He will be delighted to welcome back Chris Lines, who is available following a one-match ban, and Gavin Tomlin, who is likely to make the bench after injury. Will Buckley is expected to begin as a substitute for Brighton after a month out with hamstring trouble. The two sides have not met since 2008, in a game that Vale edged 3-2. Ryan Baxter

Venue Vale Park, Saturday 3pm

Referee P Tierney

Odds Port Vale 18-5 Brighton 10-11 Draw 5-2

Head to head Port Vale 17 Brighton 18 Draws 16

Port Vale v Brighton
Port Vale v Brighton & Hove Albion: Probable starters in bold, contenders in light. Illustration: Graphic Photograph: Graphic

Port Vale

Subs from Neal, Yates, Loft, Dodds, Tomlin, Taylor, Shuker, Mohamed

Doubtful Tomlin

Injured Cuvelier

Suspended Dickinson

Cup-tied Davis


Subs from Dunk, Ankergren, Ince, Calderón, Buckley, Chicksen, Obika, March, Monakana

Doubtful Buckley

Injured Crofts, Hoskins, LuaLua, Mackail-Smith

Match pointers

This is the first FA Cup meeting of these sides since Port Vale won at Brighton in January 1932

• Brighton are unbeaten in their past eight FA Cup games against sides from a lower division

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