Sam Morsy’s suspension and an injury to Ryan Burge could see Kingsley James recalled to the Vale midfield for the home clash against Wycombe.
Captain Doug Loft is also injured, leaving James and Chris Shuker as the club’ only central mifielders available for selection.
However, Micky Adams also indicated he may seek dispensation from the Football League to add a loan player to the squad. Adams’ hand may be strengthened by the sad retirement of Lewis Haldane which has depleted Vale’s squad even further.
But if no loan signing is forthcoming then James would be in pole position to make a rare start for the Valiants.