• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 03 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The New Lawn
Home team Score Away team

Forest Green Rovers

2-3

Port Vale

James Norwood 34
Eddie Oshodi 49
Ashley Vincent 7
Clayton McDonald 12
Ben Williamson 80

Forest Green v Port Vale preview

Friday 2nd November 2012 18:38

McDonald: Hoping to shrug off a hip injury

McDonald: Hoping to shrug off a hip injury

Team news ahead of Saturday's FA Cup first-round clash between Forest Green Rovers and Port Vale at the New Lawn.

Port Vale manager Micky Adams will hope Joe Davis and Clayton McDonald can recover from injury in time to form a new central defensive partnership.

Davis is nursing a dead leg sustained during the 2-0 League Two defeat at Northampton last weekend and McDonald, having served a one-match ban for that game, is now battling to be fit after suffering a hip injury.

The signs look good for Adams as both players have taken part in training, having missed Monday's session.

It could be a timely boost for Vale, who will be without John McCombe and Gareth Owen for the first-round clash at the New Lawn.

Stand-in skipper McCombe will begin a three-match suspension following his red card against the Cobblers, while Owen will be absent after suffering a dead leg in that game.

Captain Doug Loft (calf), fellow defender Richard Duffy (leg) and midfielder Ryan Burge (knee) will remain sidelined.