Port Vale manager Rob Page says the club “can’t take any chances” with Remie Streete’s head injury and if there is any doubt about the player’s well-being, he will sit out the Southend game.
Streete was carried off during the Blackpool game on Tuesday and there was a ten minute delay while the defender received treatment.
Streete subsequently was able to watch the game from the stands and tweeted that he was fine but Page told the media: “There is a bit of confusion really about whether he was knocked out, but I think if there is any hesitation whatsoever then we have to err on the side of caution. We can’t take any chances from a medical point of view and if there is any hint that he lost consciousness then he will miss this weekend. We can’t take a gamble with that at all.”
If Streete is unable to make the game then Ryan McGivern is set to deputise.