Johnson set for extended first-team run?

Johnson set for extended first-team run?

Young goalkeeper Sam Johnson could be set to remain in the Port Vale first-team following his league debut against Walsall on Saturday.

He’s got a wrist injury which is never good for a goalkeeper so if we get him back within a month we’ll have done well…

Johnson, making his second senior appearance for the club, came into the team after usual first-choice Chris Neal injured his wrist in training during the week.

Speaking after the win over Walsall, manager Micky Adams suggested that Johnson could be first choice for several weeks while Neal recovers from his injury.

Adams remarked that Johnson had a “terrific” performance. Commenting on Neal’s injury, Adams added “he’s got a wrist injury which is never good for a goalkeeper so if we get him back within a month we’ll have done well.”

Judging by Adams’ comments it therefore seems likely that Johnson will be in goal for the cup clash against Salisbury and potentially for the rest of Vale’s busy festive period.

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