Manager Micky Adams has hinted that he is set to reveal next season’s skipper ahead of the midweek fixture with West Brom.
Vale need a replacement for the departed Doug Loft and Carl Dickinson, Tom Pope and Richard Duffy are all believed to be contenders.
Adams told the Sentinel: “Am I closer to picking a captain? Possibly, yeah. I wanted to get the Bolton and Southport games out of the way and then we will announce it.”