Jamie Proctor closing in on Port Vale return
Jamie Proctor is close to a return for Port Vale ahead of the visit of Northampton.
The striker is back in training after recovering from a muscle injury.
Tom Conlon is still out with an Achilles problem and James Gibbons has a hamstring injury.
Boss Darrell Clarke could stick with the side which beat Carlisle 3-1 on Tuesday.
Northampton have doubts over Aaron McGowan and Jack Sowerby.
The duo missed the midweek win over Newport to undergo scans after sustaining knocks at Walsall on Saturday.
Neither have suffered a serious injury but they are rated 50-50 for the weekend.
Boss Jon Brady will be absent from the technical area on Saturday after he was booked for the fourth time this season against the Exiles.
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