Jack Grimmer was thrown straight into the team for his full debut against League One leaders Brentford on Saturday but the Fulham teenager was not registered with the club for the initial tie on January 5 - a 2-2 draw at Vale Park - so he is ineligible in Devon on Tuesday night.
With Liam Chilvers out injured, Chris Robertson ill and Carl Dickinson absent for personal reasons at Griffin Park, Joe Davis partnered Grimmer at the heart of defence against the Bees on his return from a loan spell with Luton. Chilvers and Robinson are being monitored and manager Micky Adams hopes to have at least one of them back in contention.
Victory for Vale would set up a home tie against Adams' former club Brighton in round four.
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