Winger Jennison Myrie-Williams will be suspended for Port Vale’s trip to Cheltenham after picking up his fifth booking of the season.
Myrie-Williams was booked during the 2-0 home defeat to Chesterfield and the FA have confirmed that the wide man will now face a one match suspension.
Myrie-Williams has been ever-present this season, making 27 appearances and scoring seven goals.
Ironically, it means the 24 year-old misses the chance to take on one of his former clubs – Myrie-Williams spent three months on loan at Cheltenham from parent club Bristol City in 2007.
Myrie-Williams’ absence will mean that Louis Dodds, Chris Shuker and youngster Ryan Lloyd will all come into contention for the trip to Whaddon Road.
Meanwhile, manager Micky Adams has told the press that there is no need to panic ahead of the festive fixtures. Adams commented: “There’s no panic. We’ll just keep ploughing on. The next few games over a busy Christmas period gives us a chance to establish ourselves at the top.
“To do that, we’ve got to go to places like Cheltenham and Rotherham and show them what we’re all about.”
Myrie-Williams season stats
League games: 21 (5 goals)
FA cup games: 2
League cup games: 1
JPT games: 3 (2 goals)
TOTAL: 27 (7 goals)