McDonald back in Vale frame
Clayton McDonald could return to the Port Vale starting line-up for the visit of Oxford.
The defender proved his fitness after a hamstring injury with a late appearance as a substitute during the 5-0 defeat by champions Swindon last weekend.
Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson may return from illness to challenge Chris Martin for the gloves.
Forward Lewis Haldane has had a run-out for the reserves following his recovery from a broken leg but will not be involved as he bids to get fit for next season.
Captain Marc Richards and midfielder Anthony Griffith, who will be out of contract in the summer and are thought to have attracted interest from rival clubs, are set to keep their places in the side.