Striker makes case for first-team recall

Striker JJ Hooper scored in Port Vale reserves’ 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic on Wednesday afternoon.

The striker, who was snapped up on a two-year contract earlier this season has made a solitary appearance for the Vale first-team but did his chances of a recall to the matchday squad no harm with Vale’s equaliser against Wigan.

Vale named a strong reserve outfit which included fit-again midfielder Michael Brown.

The visitors had gone ahead with goals from O’Brien and Robles before Colin Daniel pulled one back. Then Hooper equalised on 56 minutes.

The Valiants were reduced to ten men for the closing stages but held on for a draw.

Port Vale:

1. Sam Johnson

2. Chekaine Steele

3. Aziz Deen-Conteh

4. Ryan Lloyd

5. Billy Reeves

6. Ryan McGivern

7. Chris Birchall

8. Michael Brown

9. Colin Daniel

10. JJ Hooper

11. Sam Kelly


12. Harry Pickering

14. Dan Turner

15. Mackenzie Faulkner

16. James Gibbins

18. Alex Morris

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