Manager Micky Adams says that captain John McCombe is “distraught” over the challenge that led to Northampton’s Alex Nicholls sustaining a broken leg.
John is distraught about it. He is as honest as the day is long and it was genuine attempt to clear the ball
Adams told the press: “All my thoughts are with Alex Nicholls at the moment and everyone connected with Port Vale wishes Alex a speedy recovery.
“But I’ve just seen the tackle and it’s a genuine attempt by John [McCombe] to win the ball and it’s an unfortunate accident.
“John is distraught about it. He is as honest as the day is long and it was genuine attempt to clear the ball after Robert Taylor has put Chris Neal in trouble with the back pass.”
OVF would like to wish Alex Nicholls a swift and full recovery from his injury.