There was mixed defensive news for the Valiants as the impressive debuts of trialists Paul Reid and Mathias Doumbe coincided with more injuries to Vale’s defence.
I think both would be assets to the squad…
Reid and Doumbe played in the friendly draw with Kidderminster and Adams told the Sentinel he was impressed with their contribution: “Both Matt and Paul were excellent and both acquitted themselves brilliantly.
“We’ll have another look at them next week and though they’ll have other options, I think both would be assets to the squad.”
However, Vale suffered injuries to both full-backs during the game as both Richard Duffy and Dan Jones were replaced. Vale were already missing injured centre-halves Liam Chilvers and Joe Davis.