Defender Chris Robertson is expected to return to the Vale’s defence for the crucial FA Cup replay against Plymouth Argyle.
Robertson missed the game against Brentford with a virus but is expected to recover.
Robertson could replace impressive loanee Jack Grimmer who is not eligible for the cup game. To be eligible to play in a replay, a player must be signed by the club in time for the original game but Grimmer was signed after the 2-2 draw with Plymouth at Vale Park took place.
However, youngster Joe Davis is eligible as his loan spell with Luton expired on January 4th – the day before the cup tie.
Davis is expected to pair up with Robertson in central defence as Liam Chilvers and Richard Duffy are both injured.