The Valiants are set to be missing five players through injury and suspension as they face a vital trip to York City.
Vale need to stop their alarming slump but will have to do it with midfielder Doug Loft and Sam Morsy, who are both suspended. Loft serves the third game of a three match ban after being sent-off against Bradford, while Morsy is banned for one match after his tenth booking of the season.
Winger Ashley Vincent is ruled out for the “foreseeable future” while defenders Darren Purse and Dan Jones are both very doubtful.
However, Ryan Burge, who has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons this week, is included in the Vale squad.