Duo could feature in Fleetwood game

Michael O’Connor and Louis Dodds have both recovered from injury and are in contention for a place in the side to face Fleetwood.

Both players were withdrawn through injury during Vale’s win at Yeovil last weekend – O’Connor with a back strain and Dodds due to a calf complaint – but manager Rob Page is confident they will pass fitness tests ahead of Sunday lunchtime.

However, the make-up of the Vale starting eleven is unclear with Page hinting that he may give some fringe players a chance to impress.

Visitors Fleetwood will be missing injured striker Jamille Matt (leg) and full-back Danny Andrew (knee).