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Brown on injuries

Port Vale are without five players through injury for Saturday's trip to Chesterfield.

Anton Forrester, Danny Pugh, Rob Lainton, Cristian Montano and Tyrone Barnett are all ruled out.

Forrester may need an operation and could be out until December with a thigh injury, while midfielder Pugh could be out for up to three months with a knee injury.

Goalkeeper Lainton thigh and winger Montano hamstring are set to be out for a couple of weeks while Barnett is already sidelined for several months with a hamstring injury.

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