Football - Stanley boosted by new arrivals

Leam Richardson will select from an Accrington squad bolstered by a busy transfer deadline day when his npower League Two strugglers travel to promotion-chasing Port Vale.

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Mark Hughes and Tom Aldred add to Richardson's defensive options having agreed to join until the end of the season on loan from Bury and a free transfer respectively.

Paul Rachubka returned to Stanley on loan from Leeds and will start in goal after Cameron Belford's latest emergency loan spell from Bury expired. Regular number one Ian Dunbavin is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Nicky Hunt extended his stay from Rotherham but is set to miss out after suffering a severe concussion during last weekend's goalless draw at Plymouth.

Striker Padraig Amond remains a doubt due to his niggling groin complaint.

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